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MLB reports 0.7% positivity rate among more than 11K COVID-19 tests

HOUSTON – Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association released COVID-19 testing numbers Friday that ran starting June 27 through July 9.

Completed intake testing

66 of 3,748 tests were positive (1.8%)

Monitoring testing

17 of 7,401 tests were positive (0.2%)

Total intake and monitoring testing

  • 83 of 11,149 tests were positive (0.7%)
  • 71 players, 12 staff members make up the 83 positives.
  • 28 teams have had either a player or staff member test positive.

The Houston Astros have not responded whether they have had any member of the team or staff test positive.