The Maine wedding reception is now linked to the deaths of 7 people who did not attend

Coronavirus outbreaks have killed at least seven people who continue to keep people sick in Maine. Wedding reception During the summer, violating the state’s virus guidelines, public health officials said. The WABI, affiliated with CBS, reported that none of the seven people who died attended the wedding.

Big Moose in Milinket, Maine.


August Gust’s wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millennials has been linked to more than 175 confirmed cases of the virus, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the state, Maine authorities have identified an overlap between wedding receptions and outbreaks. Maine CDC officials said York County Jail employees attended the wedding. Maine health officials also said the outbreak at the Madison Rehabilitation Center, which is the sixth of seven deaths, is linked to marriage because the facility’s employee lives like a person in the same household.

Cases of the virus arising from marriage have spread hundreds of miles across the state which greatly curbed the spread of coronavirus during the summer. Less than 5,000 cases of the virus have been reported in Maine since March.

But the growing number of cases involving marriage, which indicate more than 50 people in state guidelines or less in indoor gatherings, could undo the progress if it continues unabated. Officials said more than 65 people were present at the wedding.

The six people who died at the Dison Rehabilitation Facility were residents of the facility and none of them attended the wedding reception, said Dr. Nirav Shah, Director, Maine CDC.

“The Maine CDC is concerned about where we are, and I’m telling everyone else to share in that concern. The Covid-19, right now, is not on the other side of the fence. It’s in our yard,” Shah said. “The advantages Maine has made against Covid-19 are the ones that can unfortunately be overcome.”

The wedding was also hosted by Tedd Bell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford. The Maine CDC is currently investigating to determine if there is an outbreak in the church that is linked to the outburst of marriage. The outbreak has left 10 people sick, Shah said.

The Calvary Baptist Church issued a statement Tuesday stating that “several Calvary Baptist church members were present” at the wedding reception. Will defend.

“The right to meet the Calvary Baptist Church. The right to assemble a local Christian church, synagogue or Muslim mosque for their respective religious services is part of the honor of the time after the founding of our nation.” Said in the statement. “These religious activities are fully protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”

Belle criticized the government’s efforts to control the coronavirus, and the video shows it providing services without using social distance. He appointed a nationally known lawyer to defend the religious rights of churches. Neither Bell nor the church’s attorney, David Gibbs of Florida, responded personally to Tuesday’s request for comment.

Robert Long, a spokesman for the Maine CDC, said the agency’s investigation suggests “a number of potential transition issues related to the August 7 Gust wedding and reception.” The agency is working to limit the spread of the virus and support those affected, he said.

Shah said the state’s percentage rate has gone up by 6.63 per cent in the last seven days. At one point, the rate was less than half a percentage point. Shah said the rate is below the national average of about %%.

“The trends we’ve seen over the last two weeks tell us that things are either getting worse or not getting better,” Shah said, WABI reported. “We ask everyone if they can do their part. Despite the positive signs on the horizon, low hospital admissions rates, despite generally favorable levels of testing, are still signs related. What we don’t want to happen is that signs are positive. Takes over. “