Three players among 10 positives in latest MLB COVID-19 testing

May 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; A worker wearing a face mask and rubber gloves sanitizes surfaces at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Three players were among the 10 positive COVID-19 cases in the weekly test results released Friday by Major League Baseball and the Players Association.

It’s a significant jump from the previous week, when zero players and just one alternate-site staff member tested positive.

Out of a total of 10,629 monitoring tests conducted on players and staff members, Friday’s numbers equate to a positive rate of 0.09 percent.

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To date, there have been 54 positive tests (30 players and 24 staff members) out of 156,276 monitoring tests for a positive rate of 0.03 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.

–Field Level Media