June 25, 2020

40 MLB Players And Staff Tested Positive For SARS-CoV-2 Last Week

Forty MLB players and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in the last week, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Two persons with direct knowledge spoke to Nightengale on the condition of anonymity. The exact number of teams affected is not known, but Jon Heyman of the MLB Network reported it is more than 10.

Last week, five Phillies players and three staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Additional testing revealed two additional players and two more staff members were positive. Multiple Blue Jays players and staff also have tested positive, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

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