As many as 260 people affected by a North Georgia YMCA Camp COVID-19 outbreak

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A North Georgia YMCA camp was responsible for a COVID-19 outbreak in June and a new report released yesterday by the CDC now says it affected as many as 260 people. That figure more than tripled since an earlier report released a few weeks ago. This was one of the largest super-spreading events in the state, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In an AJC report published on July 5th, The Georgia Department of Public Health saw an increase of COVID-19 cases in staff and children who had recently attended the YMCA camp. There were a reported 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at YMCA camps at Lake Burton and Lake Allatoona. As of July 10, about 85 cases were linked to the location in Lake Burton.

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The newest numbers released by the Georgia Department of Public Health show Habersham County has 1,026 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 48 virus-related deaths. White County has 299 confirmed cases and 5 deaths.

Elsewhere in Northeast Georgia: Hall County has 5,482 cases with 79 deaths, Lumpkin County 301 confirmed cases with 6 deaths, Union County 205 cases and 6 deaths, and Towns County 111 cases with one virus-related death.

Officials remind everyone to practice social distancing, washing your hands often, and wearing a face mask when out in public in order to help slow the spread of the virus.

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