Maine CDC reports 29 cases of coronovirus, one more death


The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 29 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday and another death, as York County continues to generate a high proportion of new cases in the state.

Maine’s cumulative cases rose to 4,863. Of them, 4,376 have been confirmed by testing and 487 are considered potential cases of COVID-19, which is caused by coronovirus.

One hundred and thirty-six people have died in Maine with COVID-19. The man, who was reported to have died on Sunday, was a woman in her 80s from Somerset County, the Maine CDC said.

The number of people recovered was reduced to 4,226 – and died, with 501 active cases on Sunday. Maine has not had so many active cases since July 7.

Food pantries and other hunger relief programs during the epidemic have seen an increase in demand following the cessation of the economic crisis imposed by the epidemic, and especially the extended unemployment benefits in August. 1. A new unemployment benefit program was implemented by the state on Friday. Providing an additional $ to the unemployed at only $ 300 per week.

Maine was already known as an unusually food-insecure state. The national rate for food insecurity – defined as the proportion of households that do not have access to an adequate supply of nutritious food – is 11% percent. In Maine, it is 13.6 percent. And this number is expected to increase this year.

Meanwhile cases in York County continue to increase, as outbreaks have been identified at York County Jail, Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, Sanford Fire Department and Seal Rock Health Care Nursing Home in Saco.

On Sunday, CDC figures showed there were 11 out of 29 new cases in York County.

Some of those outbreaks have been linked to a crowded wedding reception at Millennocket in August that was attended by a York County Jail employee. The pastor of Calvary Baptist Church attended the wedding.

Calvary Baptist has continued to dispense for the stunning facade during the outbreak in the church and in-person services. Earlier this month, the clergy announced that it was hiring a well-known religious freedom advocate to protect the interests of the church against any possible restrictions on its activities by government officials.

An online audio stream of Sunday services indicated that Calvary Baptist held person worship again on Sunday, and a radio broadcast from the pastor, Todd Bell, said Thursday that the church had a “full house” for Wednesday worship .

The Sanford City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last week stating that masks should be worn in all public settings where social disturbances are not possible, as well as stores, restaurants, bars, tasting rooms and businesses of any size Have to enter. The ordinance contains enforcement provisions that could bring penalties and potential detainees to institutions that do not comply.

641 COVID-19 cases in the county, Androscoggin since the onset of the epidemic, 40 in Aroostook, 2,251 in Cumberland, 54 in Franklin, 52 in Hancock, 200 in Kennebec, 33 in Knox, 38 out of 38 in Lincoln. There have been cases. There are 83 in Oxford, 251 in Penobscot, eight in Pescautiva, 62 in Sagadahoc, 74 in Somerset, 73 in Waldo, 15 in Washington, and 987 in York.

By age, 10.4 percent of patients were under 20, while 17 percent were in their 20s, 15.2 percent were in their 30s, 14.6 percent were in their 40s, 16.4 percent were in their 50s, 11.4 percent in their Were in the 60s, 7.6 percent. In their 70s, and 7.3 percent were 80 or more.

Women still make up a slight majority in just under 51 percent of cases.

Maine hospitals had 11 COVID-19 patients on Saturday, six of whom were in intensive care and three on ventilators. Maine had 104 state-of-the-art intensive care units in 379 beds and 254 ventilators in 319. The state also had 437 optional ventilators.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there were approximately 28.8 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 920,000 deaths worldwide on Sunday. There were approximately 6.5 million cases and 194,000 deaths in the United States.

This story will be updated.

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