Major League Baseball and Player’s Association Announce COVID-19 Testing Results

New York, NY (OnFocus) – Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan, through the end of Thursday, October 8th:


• Covered Individuals are now in Monitoring Testing. To date, the results of Monitoring Testing are as follows:

• The number of monitoring samples collected and tested in the past week was 8,096.

• There were 0 new positives among these 8,096 samples.

• Among Major League players, there have now been no new positives for 40 consecutive days and in 48 of the last 49 days.

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• The total number of monitoring samples collected and tested to date has been 164,117.

— 91 of these 164,117 samples, which is 0.06%, have been new positives.

— 57 of the 91 positives have been players and 34 have been staff members.

— 21 different Clubs have had a Covered Individual test positive during Monitoring Testing.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]