July 31 (UPI) — Nearly half of the children and staff at an overnight camp held in Georgia in June tested positive for COVID-19, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of 344 campers and staff members for whom test results were available, 260 — or 44% — tested positive for the virus, according to the CDC.
Sixty-nine percent of the positive tests involved children aged 11 to 17, and 20% were reported in children aged 6 to 10, the agency said.
However, testing results were available for only 344 of the 597 campers and staff members who attended, so it is possible more were infected with the virus, CDC researchers said.
The camp was held in compliance with an executive order issued by Georgia governor Brian Kemp that all...Read More