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MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) — UPDATE: Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is now reporting at least 70 cases of COVID-19 associated with a retreat at Camp Chautauqua. Thirteen of the reported cases are local to the Miami Valley.
Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak out of Camp Chautauqua in Miamisburg with at least 30 confirmed cases. The Ohio Department of Health has issued a statewide alert after the exposure was discovered and alerted surrounding states.
Public health officials said that the incident occurred during a Baptist Church retreat from June 27 to July 3 that included people from Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. The 30+ confirmed cases were from Ohio and Kentucky, but over 800 people attended the event. Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County’s PIO Dan Suffoletto says eight of those 30 cases are confirmed here in Montgomery County. All eight cases are people who are not vaccinated.
“When there is a large number of people and many are not vaccinated and no one is wearing masks, that is a ripe situation for a potential spread of COVID-19,” said Suffoletto.