According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s morbidity and mortality, a bar opening event held in rural Illinois in February with 46 Covid-19 cases, school closures, affecting 650 children and a patient hospitalized in a long-term care facility related. Weekly report on Monday.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has identified 29 individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 or developed Covid-19-like symptoms within 14 days of the incident. All 29 cases were confirmed by Covid-19 antigen or nucleic acid amplification tests, except for one symptomatic case who may not have been tested.
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In the two cases secondary to Covid-19, student athletes were in close contact with Covid-19 lawyer attendees. Covid-19 participated in indoor sports exercises and attended classes in person. Since February 18, the school district was closed for two weeks because 13 staff members were unable to work due to quarantine, quarantine or their children being quarantined.
Three of the secondary cases of Covid-19 were residents of long-term care facilities and were in close contact with a bar attendant who was a licensed nursing assistant. Four days after opening the bar, the nurse tested positive for Covid-19. One of these secondary cases of Covid-19 was hospitalized within 14 days of the positive test result and was discharged on the same day.
Two weeks after the accident, the county’s 7-day average Covid-19 incidence doubled to at least 86 cases per 100,000 people.
The author wrote in the report: “Due to the restrictions on the use of masks when eating or drinking and the lack of consistent physical distance, bars can play a role in the community transmission of COVID-19. These findings indicate that the spread of SARS coronavirus originated in bars such as bars. Businesses like this will not only affect the customers and employees of the bar, but also affect the entire community.”
The event is held indoors and there is no outside air circulation. Participants pointed out that the use of masks was inconsistent and ignored the six-foot body grooming guidelines. Although the total number of people participating in the event is unknown, the bar can accommodate about 100 people.
According to the CDC report, 82.6% of symptomatic people are related to the incident, and many people are unwilling to disclose their contact person, which indicates that the actual number of cases is higher than the number of cases discovered.
“As community businesses begin to reopen, these findings highlight the importance of businesses and individuals that comply with public health prevention and mitigation guidelines to reduce community transmission, including isolation after receiving a diagnosis of COVID-19 and when experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19. , Even with the expansion of vaccination efforts,” the author wrote.