Twenty-eight spring breakers from The University of Texas at Austin have contracted coronavirus following a trip to Mexico, health officials said.
The infected students were among a group of 70 people in their 20s who flew down to Cabo San Lucas on a chartered plane about a week and a half ago, the city of Austin said in a statement Tuesday.
The coronavirus-stricken students are self-isolating, while dozens of others who were possibly exposed are being monitored, the city said.
Some of the spring breakers returned to Texas on separate commercial flights.
The university and Austin public health workers have contacted every ‚Äúspring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifests from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,‚ÄĚ the city‚Äôs statement said.
The Mexican state where Cabo San Lucas is located, Baja California Sur, had reported 13 coronavirus cases through Monday, Mexican health ministry data shows.
The country as a whole has confirmed just over 1,000 cases of coronavirus and 20 deaths.
With Post wires
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