MLB, MLBPA announce latest test results

August 21st, 2020

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan, through the end of Thursday, August 20th:


Covered Individuals are now in Monitoring Testing. To date, the results of Monitoring Testing are as follows:

• The number of monitoring samples collected and tested in the past week was 12,485.
• 7 of these 12,485 samples, which is 0.05%, have been new positives.
• 3 positives were players and 4 were staff members.
• 5 were Major League Club personnel and 2 were Alternate Site personnel
• The total number of monitoring samples collected and tested has been 78,612.
• 82 of these 78,612 samples, which is 0.1%, have been new positives.
• 54 of the 82 positives have been players and 28 have been staff members.
• 19 different Clubs have had a Covered Individual test positive during Monitoring Testing.