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More COVID cases linked to Maine wedding reception, totaling 53 cases so far

Maine state health officials said Saturday that so far, 53 cases of the virus have been traced back to the Aug. 7 reception in Millinocket. One person has died, according to a local hospital.

MAINE (AP) – More cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a Maine wedding reception that violated attendance limits.



The reception at the Big Moose Inn exceeded the state’s indoor gathering limit, among other violations of state rules. The outbreak affected individuals from 4 to 78 years old, officials said.

About 65 people — more than the limit of 50 — attended the reception. A representative for the Big Moose Inn has declined to comment.

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One person whose infection has been linked to the reception died Friday afternoon at Millinocket Regional Hospital, the hospital’s CEO announced Friday.

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