3 deaths, 82 confirmed COVID-19 cases from outbreak at church gathering

Radio Com Staff
October 24, 2020 - 1:30 pm

    A staggering amount of people have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending church services at the United House of Prayer on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Officials in Mecklenburg country are reporting 82 cases, along with three deaths from cluster of people who were celebrating an annual gathering at the church from Oct. 4-11. The outbreak caused officials in at least five states to notified of a potential spread.

    Five of those people who tested positive are currently hospitalized.

    Mecklenburg County Deputy Health Director Raynard Washingon stated he was concerned about the situation. He also said the House of Prayer wasn't interested in hosting a testing site at on its property.

    “To this date we have not had testing at the church they have not been interested,” Washington told WBTV.

    The number of Coronavirus cases in North Carolina continues to climb. A total of 47 deaths and 2,408 new cases were reported yesterday. It was the third-worst day overall since the pandemic started.

    People who attended the event at United House of Prayer over the past month are asked get tested for COVID-19.

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