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Five positives in latest round of MLB COVID-19 testing

May 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; A female worker wearing a face mask disinfects surfaces at Dodger Stadium amid the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
May 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; A female worker wearing a face mask disinfects surfaces at Dodger Stadium amid the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Two players were among the five positive COVID-19 cases in the weekly test results released Friday by Major League Baseball and the Players Association.

Out of a total of 10,308 monitoring tests conducted on players and staff members, Friday’s numbers equate to a positive rate of 0.05 percent.

To date, there have been 59 positive tests (32 players and 27 staff members) out of 166,584 monitoring tests for a positive rate of 0.035 percent.

Twenty-two different teams have had at least one person test positive during the monitoring phase.

An independent laboratory in Utah analyzes the tests.

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–Field Level Media