CDC Now Links 134 Maine Cases To Wedding Reception

Portland’s CBS News affiliate reports:

The Head of the Maine CDC, Dr. Nirav, Shah, says 134 cases of COVID-19 are linked to a Millinocket area wedding and reception in early August. On Tuesday’s CDC briefing, director Dr. Nirav Shah broke down the numbers.

He said 123 cases are confirmed, 11 are probable. He also reported 56 people are wedding guests and their secondary contacts, meaning the virus spread to those who didn’t go to the wedding or reception but had close contact with those who did attend.

Shah said an individual identified as a secondary contact works at Maple Crest Rehabilitation Center in Madison. There are 12 cases there. One person there has died. An outbreak at the York County Jail is also linked to the wedding. Dr. Shah said there are 66 coronavirus cases overall there.