Copa America COVID-19 circumstances rise to 166, unfold slows


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There have been 166 identified COVID-19 circumstances on the Copa America in Brazil, CONMEBOL mentioned on Friday.

The figures included all exams as much as Monday, the identical day the soccer physique mentioned 140 folks had been contaminated in reference to the event.

CONMEBOL mentioned 22,856 exams had been taken with folks associated to the event, and 0.7% of the outcomes got here again optimistic. At the start of the week that determine was at 0.9%.

CONMEBOL works with Brazil’s well being ministry to trace circumstances. Greater than 510,000 identified folks have died as a result of coronavirus.

The assertion additionally mentioned many of the optimistic circumstances have been of outsourced employees who have been but to be vaccinated. CONMEBOL mentioned it has no management over why these folks did not get their pictures.

Seventeen gamers have examined optimistic for the reason that event started, and 15 of them have been accessible to their nationwide staff after time in isolation, CONMEBOL mentioned.


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