Health department officials said on Monday that another 42 coronovirus cases had been reported in Maine.
The total number of coronovirus cases in Maine is 4,903 as of Monday’s report. Of those, 4,401 have been confirmed positive, while 502 were classified as “possible cases”, according to the Menon Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency reduced Sunday’s cumulative total from 4,863 to 4,861, meaning the previous day’s report, state data show, had increased by more than 40. As the Maine CDC continues to investigate previously reported cases, some determined that there were no coronoviruses, or that the coronovirus case did not include Meners. Those are removed from the cumulative total of the state.
New cases were reported in the Androscoggin (11), Arostoke (1), Cumberland (5), Hancock (1), Lincoln (1), Oxford (1), Somerset (11) and York (10) counties, state data shows.
No new deaths were reported on Monday, leaving the statewide death toll at 136. Nearly all of the deaths occurred in the manor over 60 years of age.
The recent surge in coronovirus cases has increased the average of seven days above 30 for the first time since July to the first time since July 7 in the Millincet area in weddings and receptions. The boom has been largely concentrated in York County, where about 40 percent of new virus cases have occurred since mid-August. In the past few weeks, York County has seen six outbreaks, including four in Sanford.
The growth of transition in York County has led to the University of Maine system that expands testing students on campuses and facilities in and near the county. This increased test, announced Monday, will take place among students and staff at the University of Southern Maine with campuses in Portland and Gorum; University of Maine School of Law in Portland; University of Maine at the center of Augusta in Saco; And a University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Springfield, a part of Sanford. Among other groups, the test will cover all students who live in residence halls on USM’s Gorham campus, York County residents who study and work in law school, and a randomly selected group of locations.
On Sunday, students at St. Joseph’s College of Standish asked students to “study” for at least the next two weeks as the school has infected nine students. The president of the college, Jim Delugos, said in a message to the campus community that its outbreak is not “widespread” and that the infected students belong to the “same connected group”.
A coronavirus virus case was also reported at a Catholic primary school in Lewiston. A spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese said that St. Dominic Academy, which works in prekindergarten through fifth-grade students, closed on Monday and any students exposed to the child would have to leave. No cases have been reported at St. Dominic’s High School in Auburn.
So far, 431 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, a disease caused by coronovirus. Nine of them are currently hospitalized, five of whom are on care and three on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 11 more people have been recovered from coronovirus, bringing the total recovery to 4,237. This means the state has 530 active confirmed and “probable” cases, up from 501 on Sunday.
According to the Maine CDC, the majority of cases – 2,806– have been in meners below 50 years of age, while more cases have occurred in women than men.
As of Monday, 336,385 out of 343,270 negative test results have come. Only 1.8 percent of all tests returned positive, Maine CDC data show.
Coronaviruses have hit the hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,256 cases have been reported and where the number of virus deaths – 70 – is concentrated. According to the Maine CDC, it is one of four counties, the others being Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 652, 251 and 997 cases respectively, where “community transmission” is confirmed.
There are two criteria for establishing community broadcasting: at least 10 confirmed cases and at least 25 percent of them are either not connected to known cases or travel. In other counties, that second condition has not yet been “satisfied”.
Other cases have been reported in Aroostook (41), Franklin (54), Hancock (53), Kennebec (200), Knox (33), Lincoln (39), Oxford (84), Pissavquis (8), Sagadahawk (62) . , Somerset (85), Waldo (73) and Washington (15) counties.
According to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, as of Monday morning, coronovirus had sickened 6,521,887 people in all 50 states, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands. .