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MLB COVID-19 testing reveals six new positives for the week

MLB COVID-19 testing

Traffic is directed at Dodger Stadium as people arrive for COVID-19 testing on June 30, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. - The US will start combining test samples to be tested in batches, instead of one by one, hoping to dramatically boost screening for the coronavirus, as California passes the threshold of 6,000 coronavirus-related deaths three months after statewide Stay-At-Home orders went into effect to try and stem the virus. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

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MLB COVID-19 testing results have been released for the past week. The upshot:

  • 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.

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