Less than forty-eight hours after Rolling Loud wrapped up in Miami, Florida, rapper Dess Dior announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19. The rising artist performed on July 23 alongside acts like A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage and Lil’ Baby. After learning of her positive test, she took to Twitter to encourage her fans to get tested as well.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 and everybody who’s been in contact with me should go get tested ASAP,” the rising star.
Unfortunately, the greater Miami area was experiencing a spike in new COVID-19 cases long before Rolling Loud took place. A recent analysis of data provided by Miami-Dade County found that three out of every 100 COVID-19 tests came back positive in early June. More than one month later, approximately one out of every ten COVID-19 tests in the greater Miami area is coming back positive. In response, public officials are urging citizens to get tested and wear face coverings regardless of their vaccination status.
“It’s a little frustrating to be sitting here a year later,” Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández said.
Moving forward, there is a fear that music festivals in Illinois, New Jersey, Tennessee and several other states could contribute to the virus. Still, Lollapalooza is set to move forward this weekend as previously scheduled.