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Just 0.7% of MLB employees test positive for Covid-19 antibodies

  • Study involved players and staff from 26 of MLB’s 30 teams
  • Study leader said he expected more positive tests
  • Baseball is planning to restart its delayed season soon

Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to Covid-19. The small number of positive tests, came as the league continues to plan to start its delayed season.

Researchers received 6,237 completed surveys from employees of 26 clubs. The tests were administered in mid-April. About 70% of those who tested positive reported being asymptomatic, 2.7% had a fever, 14% had a headache and 0.9% had temporarily lost their sense of smell or taste. Of those who tested positive 8% reported a cough, compared to 9% who tested negative.

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