Four positives reported in latest MLB COVID-19 results

Apr 24, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; A Target Field employee holds a sign reminding fans to wear their mask in the first inning during a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Four players tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest weekly results released Friday by Major League Baseball and the Players Association.

Two of the players were with MLB teams and two were at alternate sites.

Out of a total of 11,547 monitoring tests conducted on players and staff members, that equates to a positive rate of 0.03 percent.

To date, there have been 43 positive monitoring tests (27 players, 16 staff members) out of 135,317 tests conducted for a positive rate of 0.03 percent.

Twenty 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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