One major league player and one staff member tested positive in the latest COVID-19 weekly results released Friday by Major League Baseball and the Players Association.

Out of a total of 8,868 monitoring tests conducted on players and staff members during the week, that equates to a positive rate of 0.02 percent.

To date during MLB's Monitor Testing program, there have been 65 positive tests (36 players and 29 staff members) out of 194,419 tests for a positive rate of 0.03 percent.

Twenty-five teams have had at least one person test positive during the monitoring phase.

An independent laboratory in Utah analyzes the tests.

In addition, two more MLB teams have been able to relax coronavirus protocols after 85 percent of their players and other on-field personnel completed vaccination, raising the total to 22 of the 30 clubs.

Relaxed protocols include dropping requirements for facemasks in dugouts and bullpens, and loosening restrictions on mobility during road trips.

MLB said 85.1 percent of all Tier 1 individuals such as players, managers, coaches, trainers and support personnel had been partially or fully vaccinated, and 83.7 percent had been fully vaccinated.

--Field Level Media

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