According to data from the US centers for disease control and prevention, more than 170 people were infected with the coronavirus after a wedding ceremony in Maine.
Experts tracked the chain of COVID-19 infections and found that “patient zero” is one of the wedding guests attended by 55 people. It is noted that the ceremony was held in a small town with a population of 4,500 people, in which no cases of infection were previously registered.
The patient who started transmitting the virus did not feel symptoms until the day after the wedding and received the test results a week later. At the same time, two other guests received positive results five days later, and a day later, the virus was detected in three more people. They all complained of a sore throat, high fever, and a dry cough.
Later, COVID-19 was detected in 27 out of 55 guests, and the restaurant employees where the wedding took place were also infected. Then the virus began to spread through the first infected secondary connections, entering a nursing home and a prison located a hundred kilometers from the town.
As a result, experts counted 177 infected, seven patients later died. At the same time, none of the ceremony’s direct guests were among the dead and hospitalized.
The check showed that the wedding was held with some violations: the total number of guests exceeded the established limit of fifty people, they did not wear masks, and they did not maintain social distance.