Coronavirus outbreak linked to Maine church that held a fellowship rally – NBC News

Maine health officials are examining a coronavirus break out at a church that held a fellowship rally earlier this month.The states Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated Saturday that 17 cases of the coronavirus were linked to Brooks Pentecostal Church in Waldo County.By Monday that number had actually climbed up to 32, according to the Portland Press Herald.Brooks Pentecostal Church in Brooks, Maine.Google MapsThe Maine CDC stated in a press release on Saturday that the church in Brooks, a town of about 1,100 people 40 miles northeast of Augusta, held a fellowship rally in between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4. Authorities recommended that anyone who participated in the event or invested any time at the churchs affiliated school, Lighthouse Christian Academy, should keep track of for signs of Covid-19, and if they show symptoms contact a doctor.Efforts to reach the state health agency and the church were not instantly successful on Tuesday morning.Waldo County has had 124 cumulative cases of coronavirus and 14 deaths, according to the states COVID-19 control panel.

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