The Premier League on Tuesday, announced 40 new positive COVID-19 results in the latest round of testing.
It represents more than double the figures recorded the previous week.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a new lockdown in the UK, amid an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.
Last week’s Premier League testing saw 18 positive results come back, which was the highest weekly figure since Project Restart.
In recent weeks, a number of fixtures have been postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks within squads.
Fulham’s previous two matches – against Burnley and Tottenham – were postponed due to an outbreak in their camp, while Manchester City’s trip to Everton also got called off due to a spread among Pep Guardiola’s squad over the Christmas break.