Outbreak of Cardinals COVID-19: St. Louis has 13 positive tests; Series vs tigers postponed

Major League Baseball announced the number of positive tests in the St. Louis Cardinals’ COVID-19 outbreak increased to 13 on Monday. Seven positive tests were from players and six were from staff members. The league postponed the St. Louis’ four-match series against the Tigers that was scheduled to run Tuesday-Thursday after the results of the latest round of tests.

The Cardinals did not play their weekend series against the Brewers after learning several positive tests late on Thursday night. He will now have seven games in the row postponed due to the outbreak. The MLB is still planning on playing the Cubs on Friday to the Cardinals.

Here is part of MLB’s Monday statement:

The club, which has been in quarantine since Thursday, will remain in Milwaukee and their personnel will be tested daily. On Friday against the Chicago Cubs in St. Louis, the team makes tentative plans to resume its regular schedule.

The Cardinals are the second MLB team to deal with an outbreak in a season that is not yet two weeks old. The Miami Marlins had four players test positive last weekend, and the number rose to 18 during the week. The CDC estimates that the incubation process of COVID-19 can last from two to 14 days, while the average time is five days. New transitions, then, are recorded at an interval.

Major League Baseball is believed to have had a crisis entering the weekend, based on comments made by Commissioner Rob Manfred on Union Head Tony Bark. ESPN’s Jeff Passon suggested that the season could be finished as soon as possible on Monday. Another team-wide outbreak, or even suspicion of one, may leave Manfred with no other option within 10 days.

Another concern is whether the Cardinal spread the disease to the Minnesota twins, their opponents and hosts earlier this week. The Twins have not tested anyone positively, and were on the field for a four-match series against Cleveland starting Thursday. If there is good news in that regard, it is likely that team-to-team transmission seems less likely during a game.

Depending on how COVID-19 is transferred, the highest risk attracts individuals spending longer periods of time at intimate distances between crowds in an enclosed or poorly ventilated setting. In other words, not outside the field, where players are largely outside and rarely have each other for long periods.

The Philadelphia Phillies, who played a series against the Marlins, have yet to test a player positive, the team announced on Saturday.

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