As officials continue to take preventive measures such as wearing masks and practicing social distance to keep infection rates low, they are also raising their voices to warn against large gatherings.
The wedding, which took place at Milinocet on In Gust Mill, had about 65 guests, including a breach of the state’s 50-person cap for indoor events, the Maine CDC said.
The event is linked to an outbreak in a nursing home and prison more than 100 miles from the wedding venue, and in people who had only a secondary or tertiary relationship with the participant.
Residents of the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center have registered 39 cases involving marriage and six of the seven deaths have been reported, said Dr. Nirav D Shah, Director, Maine CDC.
“The virus favors gathering,” Shah added. “It’s not the difference between happy events like a wedding celebration or a sad farewell like a funeral.”
Despite such serious warnings, about 1,500 people landed on a New Jersey boardwalk home featured Monday night on MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” which ended eight arrests, according to Heights Police on the beach.
According to Seaside Heights Police Detective Steve Corman, the event was organized by a group of YouTube pranksters, and officials say they are now concerned about how they will track a potential infection in more than a thousand people.
Universities are trying to move forward with the outbreak
Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during colleges and universities, with administrators working to control the spread.
More than 50,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in colleges and universities in all 50 states.
Citing a significant increase in cases among students, the University of Colorado at Boulder will move toward a 14-day quarantine period for students living within the city, according to its website.
At the University of Missouri, two students were expelled for violating the rules and three were suspended for requiring students to take a positive test in order to exclude such students and observe social distance.
The coronavirus was discovered in the U.S. in early December. Would be in
However, the outbreak attributed to the coronavirus was not largely documented until the spring, according to UCLA researchers, the U.S. Agency for Disease Control and Prevention. In early December, about a month earlier than believed by the centers, the virus had spread to the United States.
A study published last Thursday in the journal Internet Internet Medical Research found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illness as early as the week of December 22nd.
U.S. The first known case of Kovid-19 in was believed to be a patient in Washington who visited Wuhan, China, according to the CDC. The case was reported in January.
But visits to ER patients for respiratory complaints, as well as the number of hospital admissions with severe respiratory failure between December 2019 and February 2020, were all higher than the record for the past five years. Although the case may be from the flu, the number is significant, said Dr. John Elmore told CNN.
D University. Claudia Hoyen, an infectious disease specialist at the University Hospitals Spitals Cleveland Medical Center, who did not work on the study, said she believes Covid-1 19 U.S. May be in, which was realized earlier.
But Christian Anderson, a professor of immunology and microbiology at Scripps Research, disagreed.
“We know from SARS-Cavi-2 genetic data that the epidemic started in China in late November / early December, so there is no way the virus can spread widely in December 2019. From the same genetic data we know that widespread transmission will begin in February 2020 (around ) Had not started in the United States, “Andersen said in an email.
“The paper is taking enthusiastic signs and is likely to be hospitalized with the flu or other respiratory diseases,” Andersen wrote.
Getting back to normal is a long way off
Some officials are preparing a coronavirus-changed lifestyle to continue for a long time.
Boston will allow restaurants to continue using private outdoor and public streets and sidewalk spaces to serve customers until Dec. 1, Mayor Marty Wallace announced Tuesday. The practice was to run until 31 October October.
“We’re trying to help our rest” renters take advantage of the outdoor space as long as possible, “Whlesch said.
And while researchers are rushing to develop a vaccine in the new year, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, chief science officer of the World Health Organization in Geneva, said Tuesday that the world may not start thinking about returning to “pre-covid” life by 2022.
Speaking to reporters during a virtual meeting organized by the United Nations Foundation, Swaminatha said 60% to 70% of the global population needs to be immunized before the virus can be dramatically reduced.
“We are looking at 2022 before at least enough people start getting vaccinated to build up the immune system,” Swaminath said. “So, in the long run, we will have to maintain the same kind of remedies that are currently being put in place with physical distance, masking and respiratory hygiene.”
CNN’s Anna Sturla, Maggie Fox, Elizabeth Hartfield, Jennifer Feldman, Jacqueline Howard, Nakia McNab and Gisela Crespo contributed to the report.
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