The coronavirus death toll linked to an indoor August wedding in Maine has reached at least seven fatalities, state officials said Tuesday.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the wedding and its reception in Millinocket, Maine are now connected to 176 confirmed cases of COVID-19, agency spokesperson Robert Long said in a statement.
Maine public health officials have traced outbreaks in the state back to the wedding, including at York County Jail and a Madison rehabilitation center, after one staff member from each attended the wedding.
A total of 80 cases have been confirmed at the building that houses the York County Jail. Thirty-nine people tested positive at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison including 24 residents and 15 staff members.
Six of the seven documented deaths connected to the wedding have occurred at the rehabilitation center. None of the seven people who have died attended the wedding or reception, Long said.