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Sports Minute: MLB players extend streak of no COVID positives to 54 days

1 month 1 week 5 days ago Friday, October 23 2020 Oct 23, 2020 October 23, 2020 12:09 PM October 23, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball’s postseason bubble succeeded as a defense against the novel coronavirus.

MLB players extended their streak of consecutive days with no new COVID-19 tests to 54 through Thursday during a time of rising cases in which of the United States.

Players did not have positive tests in 62 of the previous 63 days, the commissioner’s office said Friday.

There were no positive tests among 3,597 samples samples collected in the week.

MLB has collected 172,740 samples overall, of which 91 have been positive, or 0.05%.

Fifty-seven of 91 positives have been players, and 21 of the 30 teams have had a person covered by the monitoring test positive.

The eight teams that reached the Division Series entered bubble environments and played at neutral sites in the hope of minimizing exposure to the virus. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays will remain in bubble environments through the end of the World Series.

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