71 Major League Baseball players test positive for coronavirus

Jul 10 2020, 12:36 pm

A total of 71 players and 12 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, Major League Baseball and its Players Association said today in a joint statement.

Those test results came from 11,149 samples, which is a rate of 0.7%. Since intake screening began on June 27, at least one person on 28 of the league’s 30 teams has tested positive.

Most of the positive cases (66) took place during intake screening.

With players now participating in on-field activities during their team’s training camps, MLB is conducting coronavirus testing on a regular basis. Players are now being tested multiple times per week, MLB said.

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