Students bring COVID-19 back from Myrtle Beach trips
Students who recently traveled to Myrtle Beach brought COVID-19 back to West Virginia and Ohio, health officials say. A total of 91 students traveled from several counties in those states to the South Carolina destination, and of those, 45 were from Ohio’s Belmont County, the county’s deputy health commissioner, Rob Sproul told CBS News.
Sproul said Tuesday that so far, 16 of those 45 travelers have tested positive for COVID-19. One other person, a close contact of a traveler, has also tested positive, and others are being tested.
The 16 students come from multiple high schools in Belmont County, including Bellaire High School and Shady Side High School, Sproul told CBS News. The two schools have now suspended all sports activities, which were set to resume on Monday when the state entered Phase 2 of reopening after lockdown, Sproul said.
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[Source: CBS News]