MLB's Latest COVID-19 Test Results Look Encouraging Ahead Of Opening Day


The MLB plans to finally start the 2020 season next week, and the latest round of coronavirus testing numbers are looking pretty good!

According to data released on Friday, out of more than 10,000 tests conducted this week, only six were positive - which happened to be five players and one staffer. And none of the positive tests were new COVID-19 cases.

Players have been getting tested regularly for the coronavirus since they first showed up for their "spring" training. And the MLB says they will continue regularly testing all players throughout the season.

NBC Sports reports that the MLB has done 21,701 tests in total, so far... Only 93 have come back positive.

Opening Day, of the shortened 60-game season, is set for next Thursday July 23rd. It'll be a doubleheader of Yankees-Nationals and Giants-Dodgers. This years 60-game regular season is set to finish up on Sunday, September 27.

For the latest updates on the MLB's coronavirus testing, and to find out which players are opting out of the 2020 season, visit CBS Sports.


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