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Boardmasters Festival linked to nearly 5K COVID cases

At minimum 4,700 coronavirus conditions have been connected to a massive 5-working day very long festival that took place in a coastal English city previously this month, a report explained.

The cluster of conditions are among people who either went to Boardmasters in Newquay, or had some connection to its attendees, The Guardian described.

Boardmasters hosts dwell audio and surfing competitions. Extra than 50,000 men and women attended the competition this yr from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15, the report stated.

Cornwall county officials deemed nixing the yearly occasion, but ultimately decided to allow it go on as scheduled.

According to the festival’s website, people today had to possibly present proof of a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at or evidence of vaccination to attend. Masks were being not expected, but inspired.

COVID-19 cases in Cornwall and the nearby Isles of Scilly surged in the 7 times major up to Aug. 19, with 717 instances for each 100,000 people today, the report reported.

A sign instructs concertgoers at the Boardmasters Competition to current their NHS COVID go.
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Over 50,000 people attended the festival in Newquay, England.
Around 50,000 individuals attended the festival in Newquay, England.
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At least 4,700 cases have been linked to the festival.
At least 4,700 cases have been connected to the festival.
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Concertgoers at Boardmasters Festival had to either show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test in order to attend.
Concertgoers at Boardmasters Festival experienced to both demonstrate evidence of vaccination or a damaging COVID examination in purchase to attend.
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