MLB COVID-19 testing reveals six new positives for the week
- The league conducted 10,548 tests in the past week;
- Six of these 10,548 samples -- 0.05% -- were new positives;
- Five of the 6 positives were players and one was a staff member.
- Those six bring the total number of positive tests up to 93 including intake testing, 80 who are players, 13 who are staff. Twenty-three total positives have been identified in monitoring testing;
- Twenty-eight teams have had at least one positive test overall, thirteen teams have had positives in monitoring testing.
The MLB COVID-19 testing protocol does not reveal the names of those who test positive, but some players have allowed teams to identify them nonetheless. Tampa Bay All-Star outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list Thursday night after testing positive. The other four players aren’t known.
With most teams beginning play a week from today, next week’s MLB COVID-19 testing results will be the last ones which reflect testing during Summer Camp. Two weeks from today testing will reflect actual regular season games which involve players traveling.