2020-11-18

A wedding in the United States has become a”super spreading incident” that has infected about 40 people

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US media reported on the 17th local time that a wedding held in Washington State on November 7 became a new crown virus” The”super transmission incident” has resulted in about 40 people being diagnosed and”two subsequent viral outbreaks.” At the same time, the number of cases related to this wedding continues to increase.

The Seattle Times quoted the Adams County Health Officer Karen Potts as saying that the November 7 wedding was held indoors in an unregistered large agricultural building in Adams County. Health officials in Grant County and Adams County said the wedding attracted more than 300 people. According to reports, at that time, the limit on the number of weddings in the area was 30. Officials said on the 17th that in the incident, nearly 40 people were diagnosed in Grant County and 3 people were diagnosed in Adams County, and they are still counting. Potts said:”This is the least we want to see.”

Grant County health officials urge wedding attendees to be tested for the virus and self-quarantine before November 21. However, officials said that because the wedding had more than 300 attendees and came from different communities, the local health department was unlikely to notify everyone. The National Broadcasting Corporation reported that Grant County Health Officer Teresa Adkinson said in a statement:”We are very grateful to the wedding participants who were tested for the virus and stayed at home. These measures help protect their health. Friends, colleagues and the community are protected from the virus.”

Grant County health officials are urging wedding organizers in each county to keep a list of attendees for at least two weeks to prevent an outbreak of virus infection.

Previously, many weddings in the United States have become”super spread events.” CBS reported that in October, weddings and birthday parties on Long Island, New York caused at least 56 people to test positive for the new crown virus and nearly 300 people were required to be isolated. In September, the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that 175 confirmed cases and a wedding reception held in August in the state related. Officials say that at least seven people have died from the virus outbreak.

Washington State Governor Jay Insley announced on the 15th local time that due to the continuous increase in the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, Washington State will adopt new restrictions on certain business and social gatherings in the next four weeks . Among them, the scale of weddings and funerals cannot exceed 30 people, and entertaining activities are prohibited.

On the 16th, the Washington State Department of Health reported a record 2,589 new confirmed cases. The cumulative number of confirmed cases in the state subsequently reached 134,121, of which 2,571 people died.