Table 2

Comparisons between leagues across countries for SARS-CoV-2 infections among athletes following resumption of football

CountryRt*Testing length (weeks)Positivity rate (%)Infected/tested athletes†Infections per week per 1000 athletesInfection rate (%)Mass outbreaks‡
Brazil1.13222.11501/42695.311.725
Denmark (2)0.73110.064/7480.50.50
Qatar (3)0.9490.5936§ / 5494.84.40
Germany (4)0.748N/A8¶ / 10790.90.70
  • *Case reproduction number at the time of reopening football.20 21

  • †PCR-confirmed cases.

  • ‡Defined as ≥5 infections within a team in a 2-week period.

  • §12 positive cases were identified at a quarantine period preceding competition.

  • ¶All positive cases were identified 2–5 days before the onset of regular team training.

  • NA, not available.