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Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from Missouri parties

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from Missouri parties
(AP/Shelly Yang)

OZARK, Mo. (AP) —Missouri's top health official says no additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend.

Camden County Health Department reported last week that a Boone County resident who had attended the parties tested positive for the virus.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Dr. Randall Williams, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, said Wednesday that no more cases have been uncovered since.

Social media posts showed crowds of mostly young people without masks and not adhering to social distancing guidelines at pools along the central Missouri lake.

COVID-19 symptoms usually occur 2 to 14 days after exposure. It's been just over two weeks since Memorial Day weekend when crowds were seen gathering in several places across the country including the Ozarks.