CAMARILLO, California – The lake Mead in Lake Como, California, will be closed as of Friday.
Officials from the California Department of Forestry, Parks and Recreation said they received information about the coronaviruses at the lake last week.
They also said that, since that time, the lake has been under an active coronaviral outbreak.
“At this point, the California Division of Water Resources has declared that the lake is no longer suitable for human use,” the department said in a news release.
“The lake will remain closed until further notice due to the ongoing coronavovirus outbreak and a large number of residents in the area have been infected,” the statement continued.
Mead Lake, which sits just off Highway 1, is located about 70 miles south of Sacramento, and is home to about 4,000 people.
The lake is one of the most popular water sports destinations in the U.S. with visitors from around the world.
The lake was closed earlier this week due to high levels of COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that the U,S.
is currently the first nation in the world to have reported a record number of cases of coronavirots linked to the coronavia coronavillavirus.
The CDC reported that about 3,700 people have been diagnosed with COVID – the second highest total in the history of the United States.
More than 14,500 cases have been confirmed in the United Kingdom and more than 3,300 people have died from COVID in the European Union.