Seven deaths related to COVID-19 have been tied to the wedding that took place in the Maine, local media reported.
The state previously linked five deaths to the super-spreading event, with a sixth reported on Tuesday and a seventh expected to be included in the official case count on Wednesday. The wedding has now infected 176 people statewide, the Portland Press Herald reported.
“None of those individuals attended the wedding or the reception itself,” Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine’s CDC director, said.
“The trends we’ve seen over the last two weeks tell us things are getting worse or not getting better. COVID-19 is not on the other side of the fence. It’s in our yards,” Shah added.