CDC Reports 260 COVID Cases At Georgia Youth Camp

Atlanta’s Fox affiliate reports:

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a large coronavirus outbreak at an overnight camp in Georgia that resulted in 260 sick campers and staffers. Researchers say this seems to indicate children are susceptible to COVID-19 and have the ability to spread it.

According to the report, the camp in question, which took place at the end of June, had staff wear masks but did not require campers utilize face coverings. The report attendees stayed in cabins and took part in both indoor and outdoor activities.

The CDC says nearly 600 people attended the camp. Of the 344 people whose test results were reviewed by the CDC, 260 (76%) were positive. The report says the attack rate was 44% — and even higher for children aged 6-10 years (51%).