Corona outbreak in the USA: One wedding and seven deaths

In some situations, the currently applicable contact restrictions are particularly painful. Round birthdays are part of it. Weddings. Funerals. Occasions where people come together to share their joy or sadness. The Case report of a wedding from the USA However, it now shows very clearly how important it is to pay attention to precisely these contact restrictions, even at relatively small events. As difficult as it is.

The US disease agency CDC has reconstructed what happened: The outbreak started on August 7 in a rural area in the state Maine. The place where the wedding takes place only has around 4500 inhabitants, no one has previously been positive about the new Coronavirus tested. However, the incidence in the area prior to the event was 97 cases per 100,000 people.

Officially, celebrations with up to 50 people are allowed at this time, the wedding only slightly exceeds the mark with 55 guests. At the entrance, the staff measures the guests’ fever, nobody looks sick. Signs indicate that celebrants should keep their distance and wear masks.

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