A wedding reception spread coronavirus to 53 people, killing a woman who didn’t attend the event
- A wedding reception in Maine has caused 53 confirmed cases of coronavirus and counting.
- Nearly half of those cases include people who didn’t go to the wedding, Maine’s CDC reported.
- It’s not clear whether people wore masks at the event, but the venue exceeded the state’s indoor limit of 50 people.
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A wedding reception in Millinocket, Maine, led to 53 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
One woman who did not attend the event died on Friday after being infected with COVID-19 after coming in close contact with a guest, the Portland Press Herald reported.
Sixty-five people went to the August 7 reception, which was largely indoors, Maine’s CDC director Nirav Shah said in a press conference on August 20. The venue, “Big Moose Inn,” exceeded the state’s limit on indoor gatherings, which is 50 people, Shah said.
The median age of infected people among the outbreak is 42, but there’s a wide range from four years old to 78, Shah said on Thursday. Most of them reported symptoms about 4 days after the reception, but roughly 13% were asymptomatic, he added.
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