The United States is hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the world. A superspreader event was reconstructed and the sad consequences demonstrated.
- The USA is badly affected by the Corona * crisis.
- 177 people were infected after a wedding. Seven people died.
- The US Disease Control Agency reconstructed it Superspreader event.
Munich / Maine – The number of people infected with corona is increasing worldwide *. Many countries in Europe are fighting the second wave *. The United States stings as the country worst hit by the pandemic in the world. The number of Covid-19 deaths in the USA recently broke the quarter of a million mark.
Especially Superspreader events come more and more into focus. In the United States such an event was examined more closely. The findings are devastating.
Sad corona balance of a US wedding: 177 people are infected – seven people die
The coronavirus * is spreading in the United States rapidly. The Johns Hopkins University According to more than 11.5 million people have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic, and more than 250,000 people have died Covid-19 (As of Thursday, November 19). Despite the devastating Corona situation, a young couple made a decision in the US state in August Maine to marry. That had far-reaching consequences, like a Report of the Disease Protection Agency CDC shows. 177 people were infected as a result, seven people died.
Corona in the USA: reconstruction of a superspreader event – 57 cases
The bride and groom had 55 guests with him wedding invited on August 7th. The number of guests exceeded the permitted number of people who were allowed to be together in a closed room in the US state at this time. At the beginning of the event, a fever was measured among the guests. Despite hints, it was neglected to wear masks and to keep the minimum distance.
The first two corona cases were registered five days after the wedding. Another day later, three people tested positive again. Almost two weeks after the wedding on August 20, the number of corona-positives was 27. Furthermore, three people with a positive test result * were identified who were near the wedding guests. Taken together, this resulted in a number of 30 infected and, as the report says, so-called “Primary cases”. 27 other people who tested positive were registered as “secondary cases” and “tertiary cases”. One person died.
Added to this was two more outbreaksWhich, according to the report, were due to the wedding:
- In a Care facility 38 people (14 employees, 24 residents) were infected. Six residents died.
- In a Correctional facility 82 people were infected.
# COVID19 cases are rising. Average daily cases are up 43% compared to the previous 7 days, with 94% of US jurisdictions seeing more cases. This Thanksgiving, help slow the spread: gather outdoors, wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart. See more: https://t.co/gp6X4zTnBT pic.twitter.com/4y0W9RqHJJ
– CDC (@CDCgov) November 18, 2020
Corona in the USA: Wedding as a superspreader event – who was patient zero?
The disease protection authority was unable to clarify the question of what is known as “patient zero”. Only one person was found who one day after the wedding Symptoms * showed. This could have been infected on the day of the wedding.
All in all, a wedding with 55 guests resulted in 177 infected people and seven deaths. A sad recordwhich shows the devastating consequences a Superspreader event can result. * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network (mbr)