Friday, August 28, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak at Bachelorette Party Infects Everybody Except One Person

By Soo Kim

As novel coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpass 5.8 million, a cluster of new cases in Massachusetts has been linked to a wedding event held in Rhode Island.

All but one of 20 guests who attended the gathering—described to be a bachelorette party by the Rhode Island Department of Health—tested positive for COVID-19 following the event. Seventeen of those infected are from Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said.

At a press briefing this week, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker confirmed: "There was a wedding that we figured out through our contact tracing program that took place in Rhode Island where a number of people from Massachusetts went to it. Everybody who went to that wedding except one person tested positive for COVID."  Read more >>