Major League Baseball reaches 47 days without COVID-19 positives

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Major League Baseball reaches 47 days without COVID-19 positives




Before silhouettes of fans, cut out and placed in the bleachers of Petco Park in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays enter the field to play the sixth game of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, on Friday 16 October 2020 (AP Photo / Gregory Bull)


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Before silhouettes of fans, cut out and placed in the bleachers of Petco Park in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays enter the field to play the sixth game of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, on Friday 16 October 2020 (AP Photo / Gregory Bull)


NEW YORK (AP) – It appears that the Major League Baseball postseason “bubble” is working against the new coronavirus. Major League Baseball players extended their streak of consecutive days without any new COVID-19 cases to 47 through Thursday.

No player tested positive in 55 of the previous 56 days, the commissioner’s office said Friday. There were no positives among the 5,026 tests that were collected this week.

The MLB has carried out 169,143 tests, of which 91 have been positive, a figure equivalent to 0.05%.

Players were responsible for 57 of the 91 positives and 21 of the 30 clubs had at least one person with a positive.

The eight teams that reached the division series entered a bubble environment and have played their games in neutral stadiums hoping to minimize exposure to the virus. Teams that advance stay in the bubble until the end of the campaign.

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