MLB and the MLBPA released their latest COVID-19 test results today, which includes tests taken through the end of the day on Thursday. In the past week, 10,458 tests have been taken and six have resulted in new positives. That's a 0.05 percent positive rate among the tests conducted.
Of the six positives, five were players and one was a staff member. Throughout the entire monitoring phase so far, 17,949 tests have been conducted and 23 have resulted in new positives. Overall, between the intake testing and monitoring testing, 93 individuals have tested positive, 80 of which have been players while 13 were staff members.
Twenty-eight different teams have now had a member test positive between intake and monitoring testing. The latest news came out last night when the Tampa Bay Rays announced that outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the 10-day Injured List after testing positive.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.