It is thought the “careless” woman, who works at a hotel for US soldiers and their families, was told to quarantine for 14-days upon her return to Germany.
The 26-year-old American woman was on a trip to Greece when she came down with coronavirus symptoms.
A 26-year-old American woman was told to self-isolate following a coronavirus test but instead went partying, leading to a wave of infections. She could now face a significant fine
While waiting for the test results she went out partying and “ignored” the order to self-isolate while her results arrived, according to officials in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
A coronavirus “superspreader” who allegedly passed on the deadly bug to 40 others went on a pub crawl despite being told to self-isolate.
Her symptoms included a sore throat, after which she went to get tested for the deadly bug, reports Mirror Online.
The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, where the woman works, is closed for two weeks after several workers tested positive for the virus and the 26-year-old could now face a significant fine. The hotel hosted a conference at the end of last week, it is reported.
She is now alleged to be responsible for a wave of infections that has sent the town back into a partial lockdown with tougher restrictions, including a 10pm curfew for restaurants.
She visited a number of bars and restaurants in Garmisch, including a karaoke night, and was told the following morning that she had tested positive for coronavirus.
Bavarian state officials blamed the 26-year-old American woman after 37 new cases of coronavirus were detected in Garmisch-Partenkirschen, near Germany’s border with Austria, in one day.
He added: “I’m upset with the young woman. Despite her symptoms and the quarantine, she went on a night out.”
Local administrator Anton Speer told Bild: “She infected at least 22 Americans. It is a Herculean task to trace all of the contacts.”
At least 24 people at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort are infected, Der Tagesspieggel reported.
Ian O’Hagan, the owner of an Irish bar visited by the woman, was furious, saying:“This is a disaster. We fought so hard and implemented stricter hygiene measures.”
As of Sunday there were 59 active cases of coronavius in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. New restrictions include a mandatory 10pm closing time for restaurants and a ban on public gatherings of more than five people.
“A very high fine” could be levied against the woman, he added.
The current penalty for ignoring the quarantine is €2,000 (£1,840).
Markus Söder, president of Bavaria, told reporters the outbreak shows how much “carelessness and irrationality endanger others”.