95 Infected After WA Club’s Anti-Lockdown Event

Spokane’s CBS News affiliate reports:

A three day-long super-spreader event in Republic, Washington is causing a spike in COVID-19 cases in Ferry County. As of Wednesday, nearly 100 people had been infected. The event was set up to recruit new Eagle’s Club members the weekend of April 9-11.

Some said it was advertised as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions. Health officials in Republic said patient zero was traced back to the event. Since then, infections have reached far into the community. The bank in town had to shut down early and brought in temporary workers.

County services have taken a hit with court cases being delayed because so many workers are either home sick or in quarantine. Hospitalizations are also on a sharp incline. Some patients are being sent to Spokane or Wenatchee where capacity is also limited.

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