MILLINOCKET, Maine (WABI)
28 new cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a recent wedding reception in Millinocket, according to officials at Millinocket Regional Hospital.
The outbreak in the Katahdin region has officials working to find anyone else who may have been in close contact with those who are carrying the coronavirus.
On August 7th, 65 people attended a wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket, according to the Maine CDC.
Millinocket Regional Hospital has confirmed that there are now 28 positive cases linked to this event.
They also say they expect that number to go up as testing continues and pending results come in.
The CDC says that all of the people who tested positive are Maine residents, however officials did not say if any of the wedding guests came from out-of-state.
CDC Investigators are talking to officials at the inn to determine details, such as whether the event was held indoors or outdoors.
Up to 50 people can gather in a shared space indoors, while up to 100 can gather in outdoor spaces.
The Maine CDC is urging anyone who attended any event at the Big Moose Inn who may be showing COVID-19 symptoms to contact their health care provider immediately.
Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, or body aches among many others.
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