That means indoor sports games could turn into super-federal programs, the researchers said in a weekly report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The game was played in an ice rink in Tampa on June 16 and the next day, a player who was considered an index patient experienced symptoms of covid-19, including fever, cough, sore throat and a Headaches were involved. Two days later, he tested positive for the virus, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The researchers said that each team consisted of players between the ages of 19 and 53, six on the ice and five on the bench at any given time during the game. Each team also shared separate locker rooms for 20 minutes before and after the 60-minute game, and no one wore a face mask to control the disease.
“Five days after the game, 15 people experienced favorable signs and symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019; 13 out of 15 sick people had positive laboratory test results, which showed that the SARS-Kovi-2 virus, which causes CO Causes VID-19, indicates. ” The researchers wrote. Two sick people were not tested.
While 62% of players experienced the symptoms of Kovid-19, no on-ice referee was found and no spectator in the stands.
The Ice Rink Covid-19 is well suited for communication
Ice hockey involves physical exertion during the game with heavy breathing and constant contact between strong players.
“The ice rink provides a place that is potentially conducive to COVD-19 transmission, such as an indoor environment where there is deep breathing, and individuals are close to each other,” the researchers noted.
More than one player could be infected during the game, the researchers believed, but they believe the index was a source of patient transmission while it was still asymptomatic.
According to the CBC, the average incubation period of Covid-19 is four to five days from the onset of symptoms and two to 14 days.
The analysis was limited because not all players were tested for the virus and potentially infected infections could not be identified.
The study concluded that “indoor and close contact between players during a game of hockey increases the risk of infection for players and, in particular, the potential for a superpreded program with ongoing community Nitty Covid-1 transmission.”
“The ice rink provides a place that is ideal for CVID-19 communication as an indoor environment where there is deep breathing, and people are close to each other,” he added.
Sparse information on Kovid-19 spread at sporting events
The CDC noted that there are some published studies or reports about the Covid-19 transmission related to certain sports or exercises, in addition to the news published in the special issue.
The state’s epidemiologist, Dr. Benjamin Chan, said Thursday that in the last two months, 158 residents of 23 different ice hockey teams or organizations have been tested for Covid-19. Of the 158 cases, 117 are related to different outbreaks and 41 are not related to any specific outbreak, but are related to ice hockey, Chan said. “Hockey has been one of the high-risk activities where we’ve seen a lot of expansion,” Chan added.
People who are believed to have transmitted the coronavirus through hockey-related organizations have reported the disease to others in at least 24 different K-12 schools in the state, he said. Increasing the risk of exposure and spreading to other facilities and organizations.
On Thursday, New Hampshire Government Chris Sununu suspended all snow activity at indoor facilities for the next two weeks.
Other potential superpred events
Coronavirus is also spread by meat processing plants and was linked to an outbreak that involved 57 participants in a high-intensity fitness dance class in South Korea.
Jennifer Henderson contributed to this report.