A wedding in Maine, USA, has been linked to 176 corona infections and seven deaths. The deceased were not even present at the ceremony, like CNN reported.
The wedding took place on August 7th with around 65 guests – in the state in question no events with more than 50 people are allowed indoors. The celebration sparked more outbreaks at a nursing home as well as a prison – both of which were over 100 miles from the wedding venue. The victims there therefore included people who only came into contact with the wedding guests through second or third parties.
Numerous outbursts after celebrations
American health authorities cite the case as an example of how quickly the virus can spread at celebrations and gatherings. In addition to wearing masks and social distancing, the experts strongly recommend avoiding large gatherings.
Nevertheless, many Americans refuse to take the measures – there have already been several outbreaks after public holidays, such as Memorial Day or the national holiday on July 4th. There was also a corona outbreak at a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.