Wedding is Source of COVID-19 Outbreaks
A wedding earlier this month sparked a Covid-19 outbreak among guests.— CNN (@CNN) August 25, 2020
The virus has spread so fast that it has infected people that didn't even attend, including nursing home residents and county jail inmates, health officials say. A woman has died. https://t.co/HCsRnEPzmy
Health Editor’s Note: COVID-19 is aggressive and opportunistic as viruses usually are, but this one packs far more steam than those who have come before it. It has been just two and one half weeks since a wedding in Maine and COVID-19 has proved its stealth at finding victims and its ability to spread, sicken, and kill.
According to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, people who did not attend the wedding have been infected. These people include inmates at a county jail and residents of a nursing home. A woman who did not attend the wedding or reception has died because she had contact with someone who was at the wedding.
So far there a total of 60 positive cases associated with the wedding and reception held on August 7, and of those cases only 22 had physically attended the wedding. There are 14 cases of people who had close contact with someone who attended, and 24 cases of people who had close contact with someone who was a secondary contact. That would be three times removed from the original source
You are starting to get the picture of how coronavirus can spread…..Yes? First, second and third contacts from the first cases. COVID-19 is a super spreader. Of these cases 83% had symptoms and the average age is 41.
Then the virus moved into a rehabilitation center located over 100 miles away. Two cases are staff members and four are residents. A staff member brought the virus to the nursing home. A child had attended the wedding and gave coronavirus to a parent who gave it to another child who was the staff worker.
Then COVID-19 went to a jail, 220 miles from the source of the original coronavirus case. A staff member, who attended the wedding, brought COVID-19 to the jail where nine more staff and two employees, and seven inmates were infected.
Do you still think it is safe to be in groups and to not wear masks and stay physically distanced?…..Carol