- The news follows the announcement of 32 new coronavirus cases and one additional death Saturday.
- A woman who did not attend the reception died on Friday after contracting COVID-19 from a person who did attend the event, health authorities said.
- There were 469 active coronavirus cases in Maine on Saturday.
- Despite three students testing positive for COVID-19, UMaine will welcome students back on Monday
The number of COVID-19 cases connected to a wedding reception in Millinocket continues to climb, with state health officials saying on Saturday that they could trace 53 confirmed cases of coronavirus to the reception. That’s up from 32 confirmed cases on Friday.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that investigators identified secondary and tertiary transmission of the virus, which means that it has spread to people who did not attend the Aug. 7 wedding reception but had close contact with individuals who were present at the event (secondary cases) and close contacts of the secondary cases.
Millinocket Regional Hospital has reported that it tested 366 people who attended the reception or came in contact with those who did. Of the 53 cases linked to the reception on Saturday, 13 were secondary and 10 were tertiary, Maine CDC spokesman Robert Long said Saturday evening.
Those affected range in age from 4 to 98 years old, with a median age of 41. A woman who did not attend the reception died on Friday after contracting COVID-19 from a person who did attend the event, health authorities said. They did not identify her, nor the guest she came into contact with.
County by county in Maine since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 590 cases in Androscoggin, 37 in Aroostook, 2,158 in Cumberland, 47 in Franklin, 45 in Hancock, 179 in Kennebec, 28 in Knox, 35 in Lincoln, 59 in Oxford, 212 in Penobscot, seven in Piscataquis, 59 in Sagadahoc, 42 in Somerset, 67 in Waldo, 15 in Washington, and 737 in York.
By age, 9.9 percent of patients were under 20, while 16.3 percent were in their 20s, 15.1 percent were in their 30s, 14.8 percent were in their 40s, 16.4 percent were in their 50s, 11.6 percent were in their 60s, 8 percent were in their 70s, and 7.9 percent were 80 or over.
Women still make up a slight majority of cases, at just under 52 percent.
There is more at the link above. When will these selfish self entitled pricks realize they are harming the rest of us and slowing down the return to the full opening we all crave. Do they care for anyone but themselves? Are they all in denial of the virus and the medical evidence. I am tired of these people messing it up for the rest of us and just getting away with it. The time is now to punish these people, the same with the big group church goers who think god will protect them. Well evidence has show that is not true, and it is spreading it to the rest of us who don’t practice their faith. Hugs