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Germany links Covid-19 outbreak at ski resort to US citizen who failed to quarantine

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

13 September 2020, Bavaria, Garmisch-Partenkirchen: people stand in a long queue in front of the city's Corona Test Centre. After a violent corona outbreak in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria, it is still unclear what consequences the suspected perpetrator must expect. The authorities assume that the outbreak was caused by a so-called superspreader. Photo: Lino Mirgeler/dpa (Photo by Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)

A coronavirus outbreak at a popular Bavarian ski resort has been linked to a US citizen working at a lodge operated by the US Army, German authorities said Monday.

(CNN)A coronavirus outbreak at a popular Bavarian ski resort has been linked to a US citizen working at a lodge operated by the US Army, German authorities said Monday.

The individual works at Edelweiss Lodge, a US Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, operated by the US Army and frequented by military personnel, Scharf said.

In the wake of the incident, 24 people at the lodge tested positive for coronavirus, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen has recorded a sharp jump in cases, with 33 reported on September 11 alone.

The Edelweiss lodge has closed for two weeks following the outbreak, the US Army said.

"Several staff members of the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort here have tested positive for Covid-19," a US Army Europe spokesperson said in an emailed statement to CNN on Sunday.

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