MDHHS: More Positive Covid-19 Cases At Faster Horses, Unvaxxed Should Get Tested
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services says that more Covid-19 cases have been confirmed at the Faster Horses country/western music festival.
The MDHHS has confirmed at least 66 cases among attendees to the weekend music festival, which ran from July 16th-19th at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. That is up from 17 cases announced earlier this week.
The MDHHS says anyone at the festival who was unvaccinated should be tested.
The MDHHS is particularly concerned about unvaccinated individuals who may have gone to the show, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health says that those who haven't gotten vaccinated should be tested:
Although we have made great progress with vaccination in our state, the virus continues to circulate in Michigan and across the country. Attendees at the festival may have been exposed and are urged to get tested if they are not fully vaccinated or if they develop symptoms.
Between 40-50 thousand people have attended each day's shows in the past, prompting the warning.
Those that may have become infected at the event are currently in the disease's incubation period. That means those infected usually become symptomatic between 2-14 days after exposure.
Although the crux of the warning is for the unvaccinated, those who are vaccinated and attended the show should be tested if they develop symptoms. The CDC says that those with these symptoms could have Covid-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Also, the CDC recommends seeking immediate medical attention for those experiencing any of these warning signs:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone