Luis Suarez tests Positive for COVID-19

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Uruguay’s top goal scorer Luis Suarez has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss their World Cup qualifier against Brazil, local football chiefs said on Monday.

The positive test also means Suarez will miss his club Atletico Madrid’s La Liga outing against Barcelona, which would have been the first time he ran out against his former team.

“Tests have been carried out on all the members of the national team, with the result that the players Luis Suarez (and) Rodrigo Munoz and the official, Matias Faral, have tested positive for Covid-19,” the Uruguayan football federation said in a statement.

All three are “in good health”, it added. They join defender Matias Vina, who tested positive on Saturday after Uruguay’s 3-0 win over Colombia in Barranquilla.

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Uruguay, who have not beaten Brazil since 2001, host the Brazilians (minus an injured Neymar) in Montevideo on Tuesday.

Brazil top the round-robin South American qualifying group for the 2022 finals in Qatar with nine points from three games, Argentina are on seven, Ecuador on six and Uruguay on six points.

He is now among the top players who have contacted the virus since it was announced in December last year. Others include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Arsenal FC Coach Mikel Arteta.

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 17 November 2020, 55 154 651 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 1 328 537 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 1 986 273 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (752 269), Morocco (296 189), Egypt (111 009), Ethiopia (103 056) and Tunisia (81 003).

Asia: 14 937 265 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (8 874 290), Iran (775 121), Iraq (521 542), Indonesia (470 648) and Bangladesh (434 472).

America: 23 697 559 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (11 205 486), Brazil (5 876 464), Argentina (1 318 371), Colombia (1 205 217) and Mexico (1 009 396).

Europe: 14 484 843 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are France (1 991 233), Russia (1 971 013), Spain (1 496 864), United Kingdom (1 390 681) and Italy (1 205 881).

Oceania: 48 015 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (27 750), French Polynesia (11 706), Guam (6 121), New Zealand (1 649) and Papua New Guinea (602).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 47 627 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (20 314), Egypt (6 465), Morocco (4 850), Tunisia (2 389) and Algeria (2 168).

Asia: 264 702 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are India (130 519), Iran (41 979), Indonesia (15 296), Iraq (11 712) and Turkey (11 601).

America: 684 602 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (247 220), Brazil (166 014), Mexico (98 861), Argentina (35 727) and Peru (35 271).

Europe: 330 505 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (52 147), Italy (45 733), France (45 054), Spain (41 253) and Russia (33 931).

Oceania: 1 094 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Australia (907), Guam (98), French Polynesia (53), New Zealand (25) and Papua New Guinea (7).

Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

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