On Sunday, health officials said 31 coronovirus cases have died in Maine.
According to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,863 coronavirus cases have been reported since March.
The agency revised Saturday’s cumulative total to 4,832, down from 4,834, meaning the previous day’s report, state data show, increased by 2. 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.
Of those, 4,376 positives have been confirmed, while 487 were classified as “possible cases”, the Maine CDC reports.
New cases were reported in the Cumberland (10), Androscoggin (7), Penobscot (1), York (11), Kennebec (1), Lincoln (2) and Oxford (1) counties, state data shows.
The statewide death toll now stands at 136. Almost all deaths have occurred in men over the age of 60 years. The reported death on Sunday was of a woman in her 80s from Somerset County.
So far, 431 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, a disease caused by coronovirus. 11 of them are currently hospitalized, six of whom are on care and three on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 15 more people were recovered from coronovirus, bringing the total recovery to 4,226. This means the state has 501 active confirmed and “probable” cases, up from 488 on Saturday.
According to the Maine CDC, the majority of cases – 2,785 – occurred in men under the age of 50, while more cases occurred in women than men.
As of Sunday, there were 332,816 negative test results out of a total of 339,671. Only 1.8 percent of all tests returned positive, Maine CDC data show.
Coronaviruses have hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,251 cases have been reported and where 70 of the virus-related deaths have been concentrated. According to the Maine CDC, it is one of four counties, the others being Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 641, 251 and 987 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 (40), Franklin (54), Hancock (52), Kennebec (200), Knox (33), Lincoln (38), Oxford (83), Pissavquis (8), Sagadahawk (62) . , Somerset (74), Waldo (73) and Washington (15) counties. Where an additional case was reported, it was not immediately available.
According to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, as of Sunday morning, coronoviruses had sickened 6,486,469 people in all 50 states, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands. .