By Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2020

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Public health officials are encouraging people who attended two recent church conferences in Delaware to be tested for COVID-19.

Officials issued the advisory Monday after learning that at least three members of Destiny Christian Church in Dover had tested positive for the coronavirus, including two who attended recent services before learning they were positive.

Officials noted that the church hosted a three-day “Prophetic Conference” on the weekend of July 18, and another three-day “Life Conference” this past weekend. Each event drew a few hundred people, potentially increasing the risk of exposure and transmission of the virus to others, according to officials.

State officials are working with church leaders to offer testing to congregation members and conference attendees on Tuesday at the church.

The testing event will also be open to the public.

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