Coronavirus 🦠 Newsbites

Coronavirus cases tied to a Maine wedding reception hit 147, with 3 deaths
At least 147 Covid-19 cases are now linked to an August wedding reception in Maine, a state CDC spokesman said Saturday. Three people connected to the outbreak have died of the virus, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Robert Long told CNN.

Saudi medical staff celebrate the closure of the hospital’s isolation rooms
A video has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows Russian healthcare workers celebrating a new vaccine for the novel coronavirus. The claim is false; the video shows medical staff celebrating the closures of isolation rooms at King Saud Medical City Al-Shumaisi Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Experts dismiss claim that holding your breath helps test for COVID-19
A video purporting to be from an Indian hospital alleges you can find out if you have COVID-19 by simply holding your breath. But the claim is false; the WHO and a pulmonologist told AFP Fact Check that the technique cannot diagnose the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The Indian hospital mentioned in the post has also denied any link to the video.