Valencia, who on Sunday revealed five members of their squad have coronavirus, have now said that several more members of their squad and staff are infected.
"Several further tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus amongst Valencia CF coaching staff and players have come back positive," said Los Che in a statement. "All cases are asymptomatic and those involved are currently isolated at home, receiving medical assessment and carrying out their scheduled training plan.
"Despite the strict measures adopted by the club after their UEFA Champions League game against Atalanta on February 19th in Milan -an area confirmed as 'high risk' by the Italian authorities days afterwards-, which included maintaining a distance between the squad and club employees/the general public, these latest results show that the exposure inherent to such matches has caused a positive test rate of around 35%.
"Valencia CF would like to take this opportunity to insist that the population stay in their homes and strictly follow previously published hygiene and infection prevention measures. We also wish to express our confidence in our healthcare system and the recommendations by the Ministry of Health for those cases of coronavirus infection being treated with isolation. The telephone number for matters regarding the coronavirus in the Valencia region is 900300555."