September 16, 2020 at 12:21 AM EDT
Maine marriage ceremony ‘superspreader’ occasion is now linked to seven deaths. None of these individuals attended.
Solely about 65 shut household and mates have been on the visitor record for a bride and groom’s rustic wedding celebration in a small Maine city in early August.
However the nuptials started an outbreak now traced to greater than 175 reported coronavirus infections and likewise to the deaths of seven individuals, the Maine Heart for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned Tuesday.
The cluster of coronavirus infections that originated from the Massive Moose Inn outdoors Millinocket on Aug. 7 continues to develop in Maine, state well being officers mentioned, after company flouted social distancing and mask-wearing pointers. Now individuals who don’t have any affiliation with the occasion have died, together with six residents of the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Residing Heart in Madison, Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah mentioned in a information briefing on Tuesday.
By Meryl Kornfield and Brittany Shammas