Party host who knew they had coronavirus symptoms led to a cluster of nine COVID-19 cases in NY
New York party host who knew they had coronavirus symptoms bash with over 100 guests causing cluster of nine cases – and officials threatened attendees with $ 2,000 fines for refusing to work with contact tracers
- A party guest in Rockland County, New York threw a bash with over 100 guests, despite knowing they had symptoms of coronavirus on June 17
- After the party, a cluster of nine COVID-19 cases emerged in the area
- It was the first of three major parties in the province in the past two weeks that led to business
- Two other parties took place on June 20-27 in New City
- On Wednesday, county officials said they would issue subpoenas to force non-cooperating party attendees to work with contact seekers
- Those who receive subpoenas have a day to go back to the authorities or are fined $ 2,000 a day, officials said
A disturbing cluster of COVID-19 cases has been linked to a New York party guest who knew they had coronavirus symptoms and threw a thump anyway, but participants refuse to team up with health officials to curb an outbreak.
Health officials in Rockland County, New York are investigating a cluster of nine or more cases of coronavirus related to a large batch thrown earlier this month.
The blow on June 17 in West Nyack prompted the host and eight revelers to test positive for the infectious respiratory virus.
A crowd of up to 100 people, most in their twenties, came to the house party, which violated a state order banning gatherings of more than 10 people, according to the New York Times.
A party guest in Rockland County, New York, threw a bash with over 100 guests, despite knowing they had symptoms of coronavirus on June 17, leading to a cluster of nine cases. The county has over 13,600 confirmed virus cases and 668 deaths from COVID-19
It was the first of three major parties in Rockland County in the past two weeks. The other two sides where guests would have overlapped were thrown on June 20 and June 27, both in New City.
Officials say multiple people who have visited one or more of the parties refuse to cooperate with contact tracers, a strategy critical to curb the spread of COVID-19, causing local officials to issue subpoenas.
“My staff have been told that someone doesn’t need or want to talk to my disease researchers. They hang up. They deny that they are at the party, even though we found their name from another participant, “said Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Ruppert on Wednesday at a press conference.
Officials issued subpoenas to eight non-conforming partygoers who were believed to be in attendance on Wednesday, June 17. Those who fail on Thursday will face fines of $ 2,000 per day, officials said.
“We are dead serious. I don’t allow the health of our county to be compromised by ignorance, stupidity, or stubbornness, “said Ed Day, director of Rockland County.
Issuing subpoenas to curb the outbreak is a tactic used years ago during the measles outbreak in Rockland County to force people to work with contact tracers.
The cluster of cases may be related to an infected Florida student who attended a drive-in graduation from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua on June 20. NBC.
Health officials are now asking everyone who attended the graduation ceremony to quarantine themselves until July 5 and to work with contact traders who can call.
New York is the worst-hit state in the COVID-19 pandemic with nearly 400,000 confirmed cases and nearly 25,000 fatalities. Governor Andrew Cuomo at his daily coronavirus news conference on Wednesday
Ruppert says Intel that more festivities are planned for July 4.
On Wednesday, Rockland County reported 1.2 percent positive tests daily, the highest percentage of all seven counties in New York’s Mid-Hudson region.
The county has 13,602 confirmed virus cases and 668 deaths from COVID-19 from midnight on Thursday.
On Wednesday, five people in the province were hospitalized with confirmed cases of the virus, and five others were suspected of having the virus.
New York is the worst-hit state in the COVID-19 pandemic with nearly 400,000 confirmed cases and nearly 25,000 fatalities.
Last month, 3,000 detectives and case monitors were hired in New York City to stop the spread of the virus.