We have the latest updates on which New York Yankees have tested positive for COVID-19.
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Who are the Yankees?
The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City; the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the AL as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the current Baltimore Orioles team), one of three AL charter franchises that debuted in 1901. In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming it the Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed as the “Yankees” in 1913.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified in 2019. It is similar to other coronaviruses, such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, but it is not the same as either of those viruses. COVID-19 is highly contagious and can cause severe respiratory illness in people of all ages. The virus is primarily spread through contact with respiratory secretions, such as saliva, mucus, or blood, from an infected person. It can also be spread through close contact with an infected animal, such as a pet or livestock. People who are infected with COVID-19 may experience fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. In severe cases, the illness can lead to pneumonia, organ failure, and death. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19, and there is no vaccine available to prevent infection. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus.
How did the Yankees get COVID-19?
The Yankees have not released how any of their players contracted the coronavirus, but it’s likely that at least some of them got it from the team’s recent road trip to Toronto. Several Blue Jays players have tested positive for COVID-19, and the team has been described as a “hot spot” for the virus. The Yankees played the Blue Jays on July 29 and 30, and then again on August 1 and 2.
Who tested positive for COVID-19?
The New York Yankees have announced that three players and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The team is not identifying the individuals who have tested positive at this time.
The Yankees say they are following MLB’s health and safety protocols and that all individuals who have tested positive are isolated and receiving medical care. The team is also working with state and local health officials to contact anyone who may have come into close contact with the infected individuals.
How did the Yankees react to the positive test results?
The New York Yankees released a statement on Sunday morning confirming that three players and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. The team is now in the process of contact tracing and all those who have been in close contact with the infected individuals have been notified. The Yankees are currently in Tampa for spring training and are scheduled to play the Philadelphia Phillies later today.
What are the Yankees doing to prevent further spread of COVID-19?
After several members of the Yankees tested positive for COVID-19, the team is taking measures to prevent further spread of the virus.
All team members and staff who were in close contact with those who tested positive have been quarantined and are being monitored for symptoms. The Yankees are also working with Major League Baseball to deep clean and disinfect their stadium and facilities.
It is unclear how the virus made its way into the Yankees clubhouse, but it underscores the importance of following guidelines from health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19.