Maine’s cumulative cases rose to 4,834. Of those, 4,349 have been confirmed by trial and 485 are considered potential cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by Covovirus.
One hundred thirty-five people have died in Maine with COVID-19, as the first COVID-19 reported in a week died on Saturday. The CDC stated that the deceased was a woman in her 80s from Somerset County.
The number of people recovered was reduced – 4,211 – and died, with 488 active cases on Saturday.
York County has developed a lot of new cases over the past week, 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 Saturday, the CDC reported that 10 confirmed cases were related to the funeral and reception on August 31 in the Sanford area. The report said the funeral took place at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale and the reception took place inside and outside the home at Sanford American Legion Post 443 on Main Street, Springford. The state is notifying close contacts of those who confirmed COVID-19, who attended the events.
The CDC also states that attendees of Sanford social clubs should monitor symptoms of COVID-19 on the following dates and call their health provider to determine if they should be tested:
- Sanford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9935 from 24 August to date
- Lafayette Club from 27 August to 2 September
- Wolves Club from 26 August to date
- Sanford Elks Lodge from 3rd to present day
- Santford Post 3 airs from 26 August to date
Menon CDC said the same precautions should be taken currently from Septon 1, a village in Sanford, a participant in the Springwell Social Club.
Health officials said 14 of the state’s 14 new cases on Wednesday alone were in York County. Maine CDC director Drs. Nirav Shah described the spread of the virus in that county as “deeply concerning”.
According to Maine CDC data, as of Saturday morning, there were 170 active cases in York County out of a total of 488 in the state.
Some of those outbreaks have been linked to a crowded wedding reception in Millincet in August, attended by York County Jail staffers and performed by pastors at Calvary Baptist Church.
Calvary Baptist has continued to dispense for the stunning facade during the outbreak in the church and in-person services. Earlier this month, the pastor announced that he was appointing a well-known religious freedom advocate to protect the interests of the church.
In an email statement earlier this week, attorney David Gibbs III said he would defend the congregation’s right to assemble against any possible sanctions by government officials. He also said that the church has received threatening messages as public attention has shifted to him in recent weeks.
“The church is currently handling services and taking precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including additional hygiene and social disturbances,” Gibbs said in his statement. “The church is also providing on-line services for those who want to listen from home.”
Gibbs also confirmed that more members of the church – and not just the pastor, Todd Bell – had attended the wedding. Some became infected, he said.
The Sanford City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on Thursday night asking masks to be worn in all public settings where social balance is not possible with stores, restaurants, bars, tasting rooms and businesses of any size entering is. The ordinance contains enforcement provisions that could bring penalties and potential detainees to institutions that do not comply.
Meanwhile, the University of Maine System reports that the number of its active cases is just under three on all campuses, four fewer than on Friday. Orono University has two active cases in Maine, where two people were isolated on Saturday, dropped from the count. The University of Maine has an active case in Fort Cantt. And the University of Southern Maine freed just two of its patients from isolation, reducing its active number to zero.
634 COVID-19 cases in the county, Androscoggin, 40 in Aroostook, 2,241 in Cumberland, 54 in Franklin, 52 in Hancock, 33 in Kennebec, 33 in Lincoln, 36 in Lincoln since the onset of the epidemic. Have come There are 82 in Oxford, 250 in Pencotscot, eight in Pescautiva, 62 in Sagadahoc, 74 in Somerset, 73 in Waldo, 15 in Washington, and 976 in York.
By age, 10.4 percent of patients were under 20, while 17 percent were in their 20s, 15.3 percent were in their 30s, 14.6 percent were in their 40s, 16.4 percent were in their 50s, 11.4 percent were in theirs. Were in the 60s, 7.7 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 10 COVID-19 patients on Saturday, six of whom were in intensive care and four on ventilators. A statewide 379 in Maine had 100 intensive care unit beds available, and 319 had 254 ventilators. The state also had 437 optional ventilators.
Worldwide, COVID-19 had 28.5 million and over 916,000 death cases worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were 6.4 million cases in the United States and more than 193,000 deaths.
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