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%).
Here’s a new CDC study which shows COVID-19 “spread efficiently” at a Georgia youth overnight camp. 44% of kids/staff were infected.
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) July 31, 2020
More Than 250 People At A Georgia Summer Camp Caught COVID-19 https://t.co/SC70p7Asaf
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) July 31, 2020
COVID outbreak at a summer camp in Georgia. Median camper age was 12 years. Test results were available for 344 (58%) attendees; among these, 260 (76%) were positive. https://t.co/ldK71N8Otd
— Dana “Mask On” Hull 👩🏻💻 (@danahull) July 31, 2020