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Virus update: Outbreak strands baseball's Marlins, cancels games; and more to know about COVID-19 today
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Virus update: Outbreak strands baseball's Marlins, cancels games; and more to know about COVID-19 today

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The Miami Marlins’ home opener Monday night against Baltimore has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia.

Two major league games scheduled for Monday night were postponed after more than a dozen Marlins players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that stranded the team in Philadelphia.

The Marlins’ home opener against Baltimore was called off, as was the Yankees’ game at Philadelphia. 

The virus continues to disrupt sports and influence how teams practice and play.

Meanwhile, in many parts of the country, youth sports are back. Watch this video for tips to protect your young player.

Among other developments today:

  • Senate Republicans are moving to cut the expiring $600 weekly federal unemployment bonus to $200 per week in a new coronavirus aid package
  • World’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study begins, a US trial that will include 30,000 people to see if shots really work.
  • Gold price surges to record high of more than $1,926 per ounce on jitters over pandemic, economic recoveries.
  • Health officials in Washington, D.C., put North Dakota on a list of high-risk coronavirus states on Monday, as active cases of COVID-19 in the state reached a new high.
  • Robert O'Brien, Pres. Donald J. Trump's national security adviser, has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest profile Trump official to contract the novel virus.

View these new charts on how we feel about the virus threat to us, our jobs and the economy.

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