Millinket, Maine A spokesman for the state’s CDC said on Saturday that at least 147 Kovid-19 cases are related to an August wedding reception in Maine.
Three people associated with the outbreak have died of the virus, a spokesman for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention told Robert Long.
The wedding was held on 7 August in Millincet. Since then, the cases have spread to a nursing home and a prison, both more than 100 miles from the venue.
As of Thursday the wedding outbreak was still investigated in 56 cases between guests and their secondary and tertiary contacts. Secondary contacts are those who had close contact with someone who participated and tertiary contacts were those who had close contact with the secondary.
According to the Maine Kovid-19 website, there were 4,667 cases of coronovirus and 134 deaths on Friday in the state.
Kovid cases in jail and nursing homes
The state’s agency has uncovered marriage outbreaks at the Maplerest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison and York County Jail in Alfred last week.
Long County Thursday tested two people linked to the York County Jail positive for the virus. Of them, 46 are prisoners, 19 work in jail and seven are jail staff.
The prison is more than 220 miles from the reception site. The Maine CDC began an investigation into the prison outbreak on August 21.
According to the Madine CDC, its outbreak at the Maplest Rehab Center in Madison is more than 100 miles.
An employee of a nursing home is a secondary case associated with an outbreak of marriage. Sixteen people from Maplerest have tested positive, including that person.
“What we’re doing is a huge tube of glitter. You open a tube of glitter in your basement, then two weeks later you’re in the attic and you think it’s all messed up and don’t know how to get there, “Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said on 25 August.
“This is what Kovid-19 is like. You unleash the glow in Millincket and the next thing you know you’re looking for it in a prison complex in York County. It’s just a symbol of how much Can spread quickly, quietly and efficiently. ”
According to the Maine CDC, wedding guests attended a reception at the Big Moose Inn. The Big Moose Inn is a 37-acre property that includes a restaurant, cabin and campground near Baxter State Park. The inn has hosted weddings since the 1970s and according to its website, Frederick’s restaurant can accommodate up to 100 guests.
The Maine CDC is investigating other points of connection with the group, including a ceremony held at the Tri Town Baptist Church, Shah said last week.
Menon CDC said the wedding reception consisted of about 65 guests, violating the state’s 50-person cap for indoor events. The agency cited the owners of the Big Moss Inn for this violation on Thursday as an imminent health hazard.
In defense, Big Moose Inn employees said they misinterpreted the state’s rules on social disturbances, according to a statement sent to CNN on 29 August.
“We understood that our largest room could not contain more than 50 persons. We made an error in the interpretation of that rule,” the venue said in a statement. “Our explanation was that we could have a wedding party of more than 50 persons, and divide them between two rooms as long as it did not exceed our total capacity or the capacity of a specific room.”