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Coronavirus outbreak at York County Jail linked to Millinocket wedding outbreak – WMTW Portland

FROM A WEDDING IN MILLINOCKET TWO WEEKS AGO, TO A REHAB IN MADISON, TO THE YORK COUNTY JAIL. 60 PEOPLE ARE NOW INFECTED WITH COVID19, AND ONE WOMAN WHO NEVER ATTENDED THE EVENT DIED. DR. NIRAV SHAH IT CAN BE THE UNINVITED GUEST IN EVERY SINGLE WEDDING PARTY OR EVENT IN MAINE THE VIRUS IS WHERE WE ARE AND THEN IT COMES HOME WITH US. THIS MORNING DR. NIRAV SHAH WITH THE MAINE CDC SAYS THEY LEARNED A STAFF MEMBER AT THE JAIL WENT TO THE WEDDING. SHERRIFF BILL KING TELLS WMTW NEWS 8: 2:58 I THINK IT WAS LAST THURSDAY WE HAD AN OFFICER COMPLAINING OF FEELING SICK THE OFFICER WENT HOME BUT WAS TESTED FIRST, THAT WOULD COME BACK POSITIVE ALONG WITH 10 OTHER STAFF MEMBERS AND 7 INMATES. 8:14 IT’S ABOUT 25% OF THE STAFF SHERIFF KING SHARES ANYONE WHO COMES INTO THE JAIL IS TESTED BEFORE GOING BACK INTO THE GENERAL POPULATION, AND STAFF WEAR PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING PROCEDURES, BUT THE VIRUS CAN HIDE IN THOSE WHO DON’T EVEN FEEL SICK. 4:55 I WENT VISITED WITH THE SIX INMATES TODAY THAT ARE IN OUR MEDICAL UNIT AND EVERYONE IS STILL ASYMPTOMATIC THE OTHER OFFICERS WHO HAVE TESTED NEGATIVE HAVE TAKEN ON EXTRA SHIFTS, AND THAT ANOTHER ROUND OF TESTING WILL BE DONE THIS WEEK. 6:42 THAT’S ALSO INTERESTING THAT UNFORTUNATELY SOMEONE MADE A POOR CHOICE TO ATTEND THAT WEDDING IF THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED SIG OUT.

Coronavirus outbreak at York County Jail linked to Millinocket wedding outbreak

The outbreak at the York County Jail in Alfred has been linked to the wedding in Millinocket where dozens of people were infected with COVID-19.Those locations are more thanDr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said a staff member at the jail attended the wedding on Aug. 7. That person was one of the first cases of COVID-19 at the jail. Since then, there have been 18 cases of coronavirus at the facility: seven are inmates, nine are jail staff, and two are employees within York County government, Shah said.The outbreak associated with the Millinocket wedding has led to 60 cases of COVID-19, Shah said on Tuesday. Twenty-two of those cases are primary or people who attended the wedding, 14 are secondary or people who had close contact with those who attended, and 24 are classified as tertiary cases or people who had close contact with a secondary case.According to CDC investigators, it was “not commonplace” for people to be wearing masks at the wedding, Shah said.Shah also said the Millinocket wedding outbreak has led to another outbreak at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation Center in Madison. Four residents and two staff at that facility have tested positive for COVID-19, Shah said. Those six cases are factored in to the 60 cases from Millinocket, Shah said.Shah noted that the outbreaks in York County and Madison show just how quickly and far the virus can spread in a short amount of time.

AUGUSTA, Maine —

The outbreak at the York County Jail in Alfred has been linked to the wedding in Millinocket where dozens of people were infected with COVID-19.

Those locations are more than

Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said a staff member at the jail attended the wedding on Aug. 7. That person was one of the first cases of COVID-19 at the jail. Since then, there have been 18 cases of coronavirus at the facility: seven are inmates, nine are jail staff, and two are employees within York County government, Shah said.

The outbreak associated with the Millinocket wedding has led to 60 cases of COVID-19, Shah said on Tuesday. Twenty-two of those cases are primary or people who attended the wedding, 14 are secondary or people who had close contact with those who attended, and 24 are classified as tertiary cases or people who had close contact with a secondary case.

According to CDC investigators, it was “not commonplace” for people to be wearing masks at the wedding, Shah said.

Shah also said the Millinocket wedding outbreak has led to another outbreak at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation Center in Madison. Four residents and two staff at that facility have tested positive for COVID-19, Shah said. Those six cases are factored in to the 60 cases from Millinocket, Shah said.

Shah noted that the outbreaks in York County and Madison show just how quickly and far the virus can spread in a short amount of time.

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