© 2022 KGOU
KGOU_Header_72dpi-01_0.jpg
News and Music for Oklahoma
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Resources and links to information about the novel coronavirus COVID-19Oklahoma State Department of Health's Vaccination Portal: https://vaccinate.oklahoma.govOklahoma State Department of Health - Color-coded COVID-19 Alert System (Map)Oklahoma State Department of Health - COVID-19 OutbreakWhat to do if you are sickHotline: (877) 215-8336 or dial 211Integris Health symptom checkerOklahoma City/County Health Dept. Hotline for the Uninsured or those without a primacy care physician: (405) 425-4489Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.00000178-7581-ddab-a97a-7fb96f110000OU Medicine - COVID-19The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma encourages anyone needing food assistance to visit rfbo.org/get-help or call (405) 972-1111University of Oklahoma Coronavirus Resources

Washington Wedding With More Than 300 Guests Linked To 17 Coronavirus Cases

People who attended a wedding on Nov. 7 near Ritzville, Wash., have tested positive for the coronavirus. Health officials are asking more than 300 people who were in attendance to get tested and quarantine through Nov. 21, the Grant County Health District said Monday in a statement.

Seventeen cases have been linked to the wedding, and wedding attendees diagnosed with the coronavirus have been linked to two subsequent outbreaks, health officials said. At the time of the event, wedding ceremonies in the area were capped at 30 people.

Weddings continue to be a significant source of outbreaks. A 55-person wedding in Maine in August led to the deaths of seven people who were not in attendance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 177 cases were linked to the wedding.

Washington has seen a total of 131,532 confirmed coronavirus cases and 2,548 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. Nearly 2% of people who had the coronavirus in Washington have died.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, as cases surge in Washington, state officials are urging residents to stay home to stop the spread of the virus. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a new order that prohibits indoor gatherings, with some exceptions, and closes indoor dine-in service at bars and restaurants.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

More News
Support nonprofit, public service journalism you trust. Give now.