The report said a teenage staff member developed chills on the evening of June 22 and left the camp the following day.
The CDC said in its report that the camp, "adhered to the measures in Georgia's Executive Order that allowed overnight camps to operate beginning on May 31, including requiring all trainees, staff members, and campers to provide documentation of a negative viral SARS-CoV-2 test (less than or equal to) 12 days before arriving".
Some of the transmission was likely asymptomatic, with 26% of attendees for whom symptom data was available reporting none. The summer camp outbreak added to Georgia's already dismal numbers with more than 170,000 confirmed positive cases and over 3,600 deaths.
The next day, the teen tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Until recently, data on USA children contracting COVID-19, a key point in the argument to reopen schools, were scarce and conflicting.
NY - A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn't make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.
The Southern Africa region is the most affected area in terms of confirmed cases, followed by Northern Africa and Western Africa regions, respectively, the Africa CDC said.
Almost 600 people were at the overnight camp, which was not named in the report by Georgia health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The camp held orientation for staff members and trainees between June 17 to 21, then were joined by hundreds of kids on June 21 for a week-long camp session. The entire camp was closed June 27. Campers were also grouped in cabins where occupancy averaged 15 people at a time, and engaged in various indoor and outdoor activities that included "vigorous singing and cheering", the report states. Cloth masks were required for staff members.
In a recent study of an outbreak at a high school in Jerusalem that began 10 days after in-person classes resumed in late May, 13% of the student body and 16% of the staff ultimately tested positive. More than two-thirds (76%) were positive, the report shows. Those who did experience symptoms most commonly had a fever, followed by a headache and a sore throat.
While the role children play in the spread of the virus has been questioned, the authors of the report said the research adds to evidence that children of all ages are not only susceptible to infection but may play an important role in transmission.
"Physical distancing and consistent and correct use of cloth masks should be emphasized as important strategies for mitigating transmission in congregate settings".
"An ongoing investigation will further characterize specific exposures associated with infection, illness course, and any secondary transmission to household members", the group added.