The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) revealed a brand new stability of the variety of coronavirus infections within the Copa América in Brazil, with 99% unfavorable outcomes and 140 constructive exams, which symbolize 0.9% of the exams carried out.
Because the match started, Conmebol has carried out 15,235 exams, in compliance with the well being protocols established by the governing physique of South American soccer to reduce the dangers of contagion.
These 140 constructive instances reply principally to “outsourced operators and staff,” in accordance with Conmebol in its assertion.
Nonetheless, infections have additionally been confirmed between varied delegations, referees or staff of Conmebol.
“The incidence of the coronavirus in competitors is lowering, in comparison with the earlier stability, in accordance with statistics from the Brazilian Ministry of Well being and the Conmebol Medical Fee,” the assertion added.
Conmebol interpreted these information as “a transparent signal that preventive measures and well being protocols are working as anticipated.”
These protocols ponder the efficiency of PCR exams periodically amongst gamers, technicians, referees and different personnel concerned to detect potential instances of contagion and decree isolation if obligatory to forestall unfold.
Conmebol insisted that all through 2020, when the tournaments returned, these sanitary measures have been already applied and complied with, which assured that the constructive outcomes all the time remained round 1%.
This 12 months, as well as, there may be immunization in opposition to the coronavirus for “all members of the South American skilled soccer household.”