Two more Mainers killed, 16 new COVID-19 cases registered

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported two more deaths on Tuesday with COVID-19 as well as 16 new cases of the disease.

The total number of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Maine was 3,838 on Tuesday, an increase of 16 after accounting for other adjustments to the daily case count from Monday. To date, at least 121 main people have died after contracting COVID-19 disease caused by cornovirus.

A man rode a bicycle on Congress Street last week. Ben McKanna / Staff Photographer

The Maine CDC was reporting 398 active cases on Tuesday after accounting for 121 deaths and 3,319 individuals recovering from the disease. This is a decrease of 23 from Monday.

The agency said the additional deaths on Tuesday included a woman from Lincoln County and a man from Androscoggin County in his 70s.

According to The New York Times Coronavirus Tracking System, Maine had the third lowest COVID-19 infection rate in the nation after Hawaii and Vermont on Monday. Maine had the nation’s second lowest new infection rate in the past seven days, with just nine new cases per 100,000 residents.

In two states where infection rates are rising, according to newspaper analysis, Florida and Louisiana had 337 and 323 new cases per 100,000 residents.

The low rate in Maine has prompted some to call on the administration of the government.

On Monday, Republican members of the Maine House and Senate called Mills to add Massachusetts and Rhode Island to the list of states where residents are not required to receive a negative test or quarantine for 14 days before moving to Maine . Those requirements are currently waived for residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut because those states have lower case rates.

The Millers responded by accusing Massachusetts residents of being more interested in collecting money than residents of Massachusetts, calling the proposal a “Donald Trump-style attack on very public health measures that successfully protected the Maine people.” Have done. “

Maine CDC director Drs. Nirav Shah is expected to provide information about the status of coronovirus in Maine at 2 pm.

This story will be updated.

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