2 lots coronavirus cases have actually been connected to a wedding reception in Maine, health officials said.
The states health department said it has determined 18 people who evaluated positive for the virus after going to the Aug. 7 event at Huge Moose Inn Cabins and Campground in Millinocket, about 70 miles north of Bangor.
About 65 individuals in total were at the wedding reception, health officials stated in the release.
The inn did not right away return an ask for comment Tuesday.
The health department is continuing to examine the case, including carrying out contact tracing for guests, staff and “individuals who possibly can be found in close contact with confirmed cases throughout and after the occasion,” the release stated.
Another 6 people who had close contact with those guests have actually likewise tested positive, according to a state press release, including that all of those contaminated are Maine citizens.
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The state is likewise “interacting with Big Moose Inn about the nature of the occasion and adherence to State requirements.”
The Maine governors executive orders limit gatherings to 50 people inside, 100 people outdoors and less if the space can not accommodate 5 individuals per 1,000 feet.
As of Monday, Maine had an overall of 4,197 coronavirus cases and 127 deaths, according to a state website.
Due to the pandemic, lots of couples have been forced to either hold off, downscale or sometimes cancel their organized wedding events.
Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.