Health department officials said on Friday that there were 43 more coronovirus cases in Maine.
The total number of coronovirus cases in Maine is 6,095 as of Friday’s report. Of those, 5,442 have been confirmed positive, while 653 were classified as “probable cases” according to the Menon Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency reduced Thursday’s cumulative total from 6,064 to 6,064, meaning that the previous day’s report, state data show, had increased by 31. As the Maine CDC continues to investigate previously reported cases, some have not included coronovirus, or coronovirus cases. Those are removed from the cumulative total of the state.
New cases were reported in Androscoggin (1), Arostoke (1), Cumberland (11), Kennebec (5), Oxford (1), Waldo (8), Washington (1) and York (14) counties, state data shows. Where another case was reported, information about it was not immediately available.
The seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 35.6, from 28 a week ago and 32.4 a month ago.
There were no new deaths on Friday, leaving the statewide death figure at 146. Nearly all deaths have occurred in the manor over 60 years of age.
Maine CDC spokesman Robert Long said at least 57 coronovirus cases have been linked to the outbreak in Waldo County. Up from 46 cases on Wednesday and 17 on weekends.
The outbreak that has spread through Waldo County has been linked to Brooks Pentecostal Church and its Lighthouse Christian Academy. The possibility began on the weekend of October 2, when, according to the Maine CDC, 100 to 150 people gathered for an indoor fellowship service at the church. Masks were available, but were not used regularly.
Other outbreaks have been reported at Belfast’s Capt. Albert W. Stevens School, Ames Elementary School in Ceremont and Mount View Elementary School in Thornadike, as well as a residential care facility at Bevoire Manor. Tested positive.
In response to the growing outbreak, state education officials on Friday reduced Waldo County’s safety rating to “yellow”, indicating it is not safe for schools there to open the person full-time.
So far, 473 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, a disease caused by coronovirus. Eight of them are currently hospitalized.
Meanwhile, 38 more people were recovered from coronovirus, bringing the total recovery to 5,307. This means the state has 642 active confirmed and “probable” cases, down from 649 on Thursday.
According to the Maine CDC, the majority of cases – 3,569 – have been in men under the age of 50, while more cases have occurred in women than men.
As of Friday, 576,566 negative test results have come out of a total of 584,055. About 1.2 percent of all tests are positive, Maine CDC data show back.
Cumberlands has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,445 cases have been reported and where the number of deaths from the virus – 70 – is concentrated. It is one of four counties – the others being Androscoggin, Penobscot, and York, with 841, 284 and 1,357 cases respectively – where “community transmission” is confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.
There are two criteria for establishing community broadcasting: at least 10 confirmed cases and at least 25 percent of them are either not known cases or travel related. In other counties, that second condition has not yet been “satisfied”.
Other cases have been reported in Aroostook (59), Franklin (74), Hancock (62), Kennebec (305), Knox (58), Lincoln (60), Oxford (158), Pissavquis (10), Sagadahawk (79) . , Somerset (129), Waldo (143) and Washington (30) counties.
According to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, as of Friday morning, coronoviruses had sickened 8,428,640 people in all 50 states, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands. .