Covid cases among Olympic athletes rise in China
Daily Covid-19 cases at the Beijing Winter Olympics, showed a rise in the number of infections among athletes and team officials. The csesa surged to 19 from two a day earlier, while organizers warned that additional cases would be reported in the following days.
There were a total of 36 people infected with the virus, including athletes and officials, according to the organizing committee on Saturday. Thirty-nine people were found found to be infected when they arrived at the Beijing airport and seven people were found to be infected while already inside the “closed loop” bubble that separates event personnel from the general public.
According to the Games’ medical director, Dr. Brian McCloskey, “we are just entering the peak time of people coming in China, therefore we anticipate to see the biggest numbers at this point.” McCloskey said during a press conference.
Covid-19 infections are unlikely to spread to the general population, according to McCloskey, who stated organizers are “confident” in their system of Covid-19 prevention.