Lifestyle Health American Waiting on Coronavirus Test Results Went Bar Hopping in Germany, Likely Infecting 59 The actions of the 26-year-old woman, who lives and works in Bavaria, are "a model case of stupidity," said Gov. Markus Soeder By Julie Mazziotta Julie Mazziotta Twitter Associate Editor, PEOPLE Health People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 16, 2020 12:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty An American woman living in Germany who went bar hopping while waiting for her COVID-19 test results likely caused at least 59 infections, authorities say. The 26-year-old, who works at an alpine resort in the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in southern Germany, had recently returned from a trip abroad and decided to go out, despite having COVID-19 symptoms, the Associated Press reported. Authorities in Bavaria are still investigating the incident, but said that the women likely violated the resort’s quarantine rules. Bavaria Gov. Markus Soeder said the outbreak was “a model case of stupidity,” according to the AP. The county surrounding the resort, Edelweiss Lodge, which serves members of the U.S. military, has tested 740 people in the area for COVID-19 in response to the outbreak and confirmed 59 infections, including 25 among Edelweiss staff members. They are still waiting on 300 more test results and said they could not yet give an “all-clear.” People walk in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Everything You Need to Know About a Possible Coronavirus Vaccine Soder said that “such recklessness must have consequences,” and the woman could get a large fine. Munich prosecutors have also opened a preliminary investigation into her actions and may charge her for causing bodily harm. RELATED VIDEO: Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for COVID-19, The Batman Production Is Halted To reduce further spread, the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen has ordered bars to close at 10 p.m. and cut group dining capacity by half — a limit of five people indoors and 10 people outdoors. Edelweiss Lodge has also completely shut down for the next two weeks, and the U.S. military has launched their own investigation into the outbreak. Adults Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus ‘Twice as Likely’ to Have Dined at a Restaurant “We are currently gathering the facts associated with this incident, as are our Bavarian hosts,” the Army told the AP. “U.S. civilian employees are subject to Bavarian ordinances on prevention of infectious diseases, just as any German citizen.” Germany has been effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. As of Sept. 16, nine months after their first case, around 263,600 Germans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 9,368 people have died, according to The New York Times. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.