1 dead after wedding reception in Maine linked to virus outbreak
One of 53 coronavirus patients associated with ain Maine has died, officials announced Friday. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is still investigating the incident, which is Maine’s first outbreak directly linked to a social gathering.
The person, whose name was not released, was recently admitted to the Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) following the August 7 wedding reception. Hospital officials said she died early Friday afternoon.
“Our hearts go out to everyone in our community who is affected by this loss,” the hospital wrote on Facebook on Friday.
“Maine CDC expresses condolences to the individual’s family and loved ones,” officials said Saturday.