The positive test came after the Uruguayan returned to Atleti’s training facilities from international duty and immediately underwent a PCR test, which showed the infection.
Nuestro jugador, @LTorreira34, ha dado positivo por Covid en la prueba PCR realizada hoy tras regresar de sus compromisos con Uruguay; no presenta síntomas, se encuentra aislado y cumpliendo la cuarentena en su domicilio.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) November 18, 2020
The club added that the central midfielder – who is currently on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal – is suffering no symptoms of the virus and is otherwise in good health, but is now in a period of quarantine to recover.
It follows the news that Torreira’s club and international teammate Luis Suarez has also tested positive for Covid-19.
Both players will subsequently be unavailable for the upcoming clash against Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday, and is a result of each player being involved in the Uruguayan training camp – where an outbreak of cases was confirmed this week.
Torreira, 24, has made seven appearances for Atleti to date but has started just two games.
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