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Tens of thousands of Faster Horses concertgoers urged to get tested for COVID

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking people who attended the Faster Horses country music festival this month to get tested for COVID-19. Health officials believe a coronavirus outbreak is connected to the event.

As of Monday, 23 people who attended Faster Horses have tested positive for COVID-19.

“These are individuals who were attending and many were at the festival during their infectious period,” state health department spokesperson Lynn Sutfin said.

The festival took place July 16-18th at the Michigan International Speedway in Lenawee County. More than 30,000 people attended.

“So we are urging individuals who were at the festival who are not fully vaccinated or perhaps who are suffering from some symptoms to get tested. That's the best they can do right now to curtail the spread of the virus to others,” Sutfin said.

Sutfin says six of those confirmed to be infected were vaccinated for the coronavirus.

To find a testing site near you visit michigan.gov/coronavirustest.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.
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