The Premier League have confirmed it received one positive coronavirus test during its latest round of testing.

Players and staff at top-flight clubs received their results on Thursday after tests were carried out at training grounds up and down the country on Monday and Tuesday.

The individual who tested positive is currently self-isolating for seven days and cannot attend their club’s training ground as a result.

In total, 1,541 players and club staff were tested in the latest round and there have now been 17 positive cases since testing began at the beginning in May.

“The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 15 June and Tuesday 16 June, 1,541 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, one person has tested positive,” a statement from the Premier League read.

“The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing.”

The Premier League returned after a three month absence on Wednesday night with Aston Villa and Sheffield United playing out a goalless draw in the first back.

Before just a couple of hours later, Manchester City claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Etihad.

All 92 remaining fixtures have been shared across the top-flight’s main broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC with the action expected to continue on Friday night.

While it was confirmed last week that the Merseyside derby will be held at Goodison Park on Sunday June 21.

The game will mark both Liverpool and Everton's first return to action as part of project restart and will broadcast on free-to-air channel Sky Pick.

However, all games will take place behind closed doors and a number of safety measures have been put in place due to the current coronavirus pandemic.