Ohio revises its rules for large gatherings after at least 32 people attended a coronavirus-positive ceremony
The state has held most of the pandemic gatherings of more than 10 people, but weddings and funerals have been released. In a revised order on Tuesday, lost. Mike DeWineMike DeWineOvernight Healthcare: Best Hospital, Medical Associations Urges Trump to Share COVID-1
“Despite the health order, which limits mass gatherings to 10 people, signed in April, remains in force, we have seen the virus spread widely as a result of banquets, weddings and post-funeral social gatherings,” DeWine said in a statement. “We have seen a great tragedy related to such events. The problem is not in the ceremonies. This is the party after that. “
Thirty-two of the 83 participants in a recent wedding in the Cincinnati area have been tested for the virus, according to the newspaper, the latest of several weddings in the country related to outbreaks of the virus.
“I didn’t think that almost half of our wedding guests would get sick,” the bride Mikaila Bishop told the newspaper. “You are right now. You are having fun. You don’t think about COVID anymore. ”
The people who gave positive tests were the couple’s three grandparents, who were the only ones present who wore masks during the event and who did not participate in dances for which none of those present disguised themselves.
Although there has been a jump in cases across the country in recent weeks, midwestern countries have been particularly hard hit. Ohio reported 2,915 new cases on Oct. 31, the day of the bishops’ wedding, more than twice that amount, 7,079, as of Tuesday. At least 5,772 people in Ohio have died from the virus in total.