A cluster of positive coronavirus cases has been linked to an LGBTQ festival that took place on Miami Beach in early March, at a time when concerns over the virus had not yet led to mass cancellations and the upending of ordinary life.
Nine people who attended Winter Party Festival, an annual event that draws thousands of gay men to Miami Beach, have reported testing positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, according to the LGBTQ Task Force, which organized the festival.
The week-long “circuit” party was held at multiple venues across the Miami metro area March 4-10. Organizers had previously announced that one attendee reported testing positive.
The Hill: “Multiple attendees at LGBTQ festival in Miami test positive for coronavirus”
Several attendees at the annual Winter Party Festival in
Miami have reported cases of the coronavirus following the
event that occurred earlier this month.
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