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Private Testing Company Links Festival In Mexico To Coronavirus Spread In New York City

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A festival in Mexico is being blamed for spreading coronavirus cases in New York City.

Instagram pictures show crowds of people and hardly anyone wearing a mask at the "Art With Me" event in Tulum.

The festival ran for four days in mid-November.

Checkmate Health Strategies, a private COVID care and testing company, said about 70% of the positive COVID-19 cases it recently found in the city were traced to the event.

CBS2 reached out to the festival for comment, but we have not heard back.


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