2 lots coronavirus cases have been connected to a wedding reception in Maine, health authorities said.The states health department said it has recognized 18 people who checked positive for the infection after attending the Aug. 7 event at Big Moose Inn Cabins and Campground in Millinocket, about 70 miles north of Bangor.Another six people who had close contact with those guests have also checked positive, according to a state news release, including that all of those contaminated are Maine residents.Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, provided weekday mornings.About 65 individuals in overall were at the wedding event reception, health authorities said in the release.The inn did not instantly return an ask for remark Tuesday.The health department is continuing to investigate the case, including performing contact tracing for visitors, personnel and “individuals who possibly was available in close contact with verified cases during and after the occasion,” the release said.The state is likewise “communicating with Big Moose Inn about the nature of the occasion and adherence to State requirements.”The Maine governors executive orders restrict events to 50 individuals inside, 100 individuals outdoors and less if the area can not accommodate 5 individuals per 1,000 feet.As of Monday, Maine had an overall of 4,197 coronavirus cases and 127 deaths, according to a state website.Due to the pandemic, lots of couples have actually been required to either postpone, downscale or in many cases cancel their planned weddings.Minyvonne BurkeMinyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.


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