Major League Baseball will start preseason with low rate of contagion by covid-19

Major League Baseball will start preseason with low rate of contagion by covid-19

In conjunction with the Players Union (MLBPA), Big leagues announced the weekly test and monitoring report on covid-19 this Friday.

Among the results of the independent laboratory in Utah that works in an auxiliary way for the Elderly, it was revealed that there were three positive cases in 900 tests applied, that is, a rate of 0.3% of infected.

According to the data released by the MLB, of 20,742 tests that have been completed in recent weeks, all corresponding to the start of the pre-campaign, only 20 people have yielded positive results to the PCR, keeping the infection rate at 0.1% in the league.

Of these, 14 correspond to players and the remaining six to staff members.

The cases, the league exposes, have been presented in 14 different ninths.

According to the league’s safety protocols, all players and staff members have undergone a five-day home quarantine and measures such as temperature control, PCR diagnostics and antibody tests.

Stadiums with fans

Ogio Governor Mike DeWine said Progressive Field will be able to open its doors at 30 percent capacity by the first weeks of the 2021 season.

That is why the Indians have announced that some special measures will be carried out. The fanatics They will be able to access the stadium one hour before the initial launch, there will be no sale of physical tickets —only online—, and electronic payment will be encouraged to avoid, as far as possible, contact between buyers and sellers.

In Illinois, as in Ohio, New York and Massachusetts, for example, the green light has also been given to reopen the doors to fans.

“It was the worst, to be honest. It was worse than facing a pitcher in the pre-campaign. I didn’t like it at all,” he said. Javy Baez, of the Cubs, on playing in empty stadiums.

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