COVID-19 cases on the continent top 900,000: Africa CDC

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Interestingly, a greater portion of the youngest kids evaluated favorable: 51% amongst those age 6-10 years, 44% amongst those age 11-17 years, and 33% amongst those aged 18-21 years evaluated favorable. The number of reported infections continued climbing after the closing, with at least 85 kids and counselors coming down with the virus after their time at the camp's Lake Burton location.

Settings, like multi-day, overnight summer camps, pose a unique challenge when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases considering the amount of time campers and staff members spend in close proximity. Masks were required for staff members. The camp's almost 600 attendees were not, however. Health investigators did fault the camp for not opening enough windows and doors to increase circulation in buildings.

"These findings demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 spread efficiently in a youth-centric overnight setting, resulting in high attack rates among persons in all age groups", wrote the authors of the CDC report. "Asymptomatic infection was common and potentially contributed to undetected transmission, as has been previously reported".

"This investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and, contrary to early reports, might play an important role in transmission", the research study authors composed. The CDC report acknowledged it could not ascertain which campers did and did not adhere to suggestions for physical distancing, which also limitations the sort of conclusions that can be drawn from the knowledge.


On June 23, a teen staff member left the camp after developing chills the night before.

The Africa CDC, a specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU) Commission in its latest situation update issued on Friday, said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the continent rose from 891,199 on Thursday to 908,931 as of Friday registering 17, 732 new positive cases during the stated period.

Camp officers started sending campers household on June 24 and shut the camp on the 27th.

The Georgia Department of Public Health, which was notified of the incident June 25, launched an investigation and advised all attendees to get tested and self-quarantine, the report reads. Staff members remained for the first camp session, scheduled through June 27, and were joined by 363 campers and three senior staff members. In addition, due to the fact Ga expert a soar in covid-19 transmission in excess of the summer season, some campers may have caught the virus prior to arriving. Test results were available for 344 of 597 Georgia resident attendees, but total infection rates were calculated based on all attendees. The report said this was "relatively large" but doesn't clearly say if it was too many.

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