53 Coronavirus Cases Reportedly Linked To Maine Wedding Reception

MILLINOCKET, ME – AUGUST 15: Mount Katahdin looms in the background as children play on a raft at New England Outdoor Center, situated on Millinocket Lake. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)


The number of confirmed coronavirus cases linked to a wedding reception earlier this month in Maine continues to rise.

At least 53 people have been infected with the virus, officials with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported over the weekend, according to the Portland Press Herald.

The paper notes that state health investigators have traced both “secondary and tertiary transmission of the virus.”

In other words, the virus has spread beyond the people who were at the Aug. 7 wedding reception in Millinocket Lake, located roughly 190 miles northeast of the state’s most populous city of Portland.

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