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Nearly 100 COVID cases linked to church holiday celebration

Nearly 100 COVID cases linked to church holiday celebration
Nearly 100 coronavirus cases have been traced back to a musical Christmas celebration, held at a church in North Carolina earlier this month

Since then, the Henderson County Department of health has linked 97 COVID-19 infections to the festive event, with the number expected to grow in the coming days.There have been no reported deaths, though “some cases” have resulted in hospitalization, the Henderson County Department of Public Health communications manager Andrew Mundhenk told the Today Show.” Since coronavirus first emerged in North Carolina, an estimated 4,600 people in Henderson County have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including 89 who have died.Dozens of congregants and their loved ones gathered together at the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville on Dec.

(Gerry Broome/AP) The First Baptist Church in response said that it was implementing a 30-day pause “in regard to on-site worship” including “all ministry activities” but did not directly address the outbreak’s link to the Christmas event.Nearly 100 coronavirus cases have been traced back to a musical Christmas celebration, held at a church in North Carolina earlier this month.

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