MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

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Rain drops on the Major League Baseball (MLB) logo on the railing of a dug out. (Jeff Kowalsky / AP)

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week.

Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league players or staff members. Both were from a single club’s alternate training site.

MLB and MLBPA say there have been no new positive tests among players for 19 consecutive days and in 27 of the last 28 days.

In total, according to the league, 127,718 samples have been collected and tested so far with 99 of them — or 0.07 per cent — being positive. Fifty-six of those 88 positives were players, and 32 were staff members.

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