More than a dozen students return from Myrtle Beach trip with coronavirus

According to a report, more than a dozen Ohio teens tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Fourteen Belmont County school students tested positive after arriving home June 14 from the beach, The Sun News reported.

“It is an initiation rite, but this year the boys came home with more than just sand in their shorts: they received COVID-19,” Bellaire Schools Superintendent Darren Jenkins told the WTRF news station.

Evidence is still pending from the group of 90 students who traveled from both Belmont County and neighboring West Virginia, according to reports.

Robert Sproul, Belmont County Deputy Health Commissioner, said authorities are also working with the students’ families to make sure their family members have not contracted the virus, The Sun News reported.

People dive into the waves on May 23, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
People dive into the waves on May 23 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolinafake pictures

“Our COVID 19 numbers were slowing down, and now this,” Sproul said of the outbreak. “This is not what we wanted.”