NEW YORK – The Major League Baseball postseason bubble appears to be working as a defense against the coronavirus.
MLB players extended their streak of consecutive days with no new positive COVID-19 tests to 47 through Thursday.
Players had not tested positive for 55 of the previous 56 days, the commissioner’s office said Friday.
There were no positive tests among the 5,026 samples collected in the week.
MLB has collected 169,143 samples overall, of which 91 have been positive, or 0.05%.
Fifty-seven of the 91 positives have been players, and 21 of the 30 teams have had a person covered by the positive follow-up test.
All eight teams that made it to the divisional series entered bubble environments and have played in neutral venues in hopes of minimizing exposure to the virus. Teams that advance will remain in bubble environments until their seasons end.