Cubs-Cardinals series postponed over another positive coronavirus test

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The three-game series this weekend between St Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs has been pushed back post two players as well as a staff member of St Louis tested coronavirus positive, announced the MLB on Friday.

Overall, 9 Cardinals players so far have tested coronavirus positive since past week, with latest two positive cases coming from the samples collected in the last 2 days.

Previously, MLB said that Friday’s game was postponed, allowing additional contact tracing and testing. However, the league later announced that Saturday’s as well as Sunday’s games have been postponed too.

The Cardinals haven’t played a game since 29 July due to the positive COVID-19 cases. The team had earlier announced that it returned 13 positives from the traveling party it held, with 7 of the tests coming from the players.

Notably, the league had released its recent coronavirus testing figures on Friday and said that there were around 13,000 samples taken the previous week, with 13 testing positive for a .1 percent positive rate. In the monitoring phase, a total of 52,826 samples were collected with 71 positive results for a .13 percent positive rate. And of those 71 positives recorded, 22 are staff members and 49 are the players.

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