Eagle County Reports Group of COVID-19 Cases Among Youth

Eagle County public health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases among teens and young adults after at least 11 people tested positive for respiratory illness after social gatherings.

However, the Eagle County Department of Public Health and Environment said its contact-tracking investigators have found that some individuals and families are unwilling to isolate themselves in their homes or share details about events in which people They may have been exposed, information that health officials rely on to help prevent the spread of the disease in the community, according to a press release.

The announcement of the cases comes a week after local health officials announced an increase in cases in Boulder County after recent college parties, protests and travel. And last week, the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state increased for the first time since late April.

“The pandemic continues, the virus is still here and members of our community are still susceptible to infection,” Heath Harmon, director of the Eagle County Health Department, said in a statement.