Another 42 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Maine, health officials said Monday.
Monday’s report reported a total of 4,903 cases of coronavirus in Maine, of which 4,401 were confirmed as positive, while 502 were classified as “probable cases,” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency revised Sunday’s cumulative total to 4,861 out of 4,863, meaning there was an increase of 40 from the previous day’s report, state data showed. As the CDC in Maine continues to investigate cases reported earlier, some have determined that they were not coronavirus or coronavirus cases that did not involve Mainers. They are removed from the cumulative amount of the state.
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No new deaths were reported on Monday, with the death toll across the country at 136. Nearly all deaths were in Mainers over the age of 60.
The recent jump in coronavirus cases after marriage and admission on August 7 in the Milinocket area for the first time since July 3 has displaced the seven-day average of more than 30. This jump is largely concentrated in York County, where about 40% of new cases have been reported. of viruses from mid-August. In the last few weeks, York County has seen six outbreaks, including four in Sanford.
The rise in infections in York County has prompted the University of Maine to expand testing of students on campuses and facilities in and around the county. This intensified testing, announced Monday, will take place among students and staff at the University of Southern Maine, with campuses in Portland and Gorham; the University of Maine School of Law in Portland; the University of Maine in downtown Augusta in Sacco; and the Cooperative Expansion Office of the University of Maine at Springvale, part of Sanford. Among other groups, the test will cover all students living in residential rooms on Gorm’s USM campus, York County residents studying and working in law school, and randomly selected groups of locations.
On Sunday, St. Joseph’s College in Standish told students to “study on site” for at least the next two weeks as the school copes with an outbreak that infected nine students. College President Jim Dlugos said in a statement to the campus community that the outbreak was not “widespread” and that the infected students belonged to “the same connected group.”
A case of coronavirus has also been reported at a Catholic elementary school in Lewiston. St. Dominic Academy, which serves a kindergarten for fifth-graders, closed on Monday and all students who have come into contact with the child will be quarantined, a spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese said. No cases have been reported at St. Dominic High School in Auburn.
So far, 431 people have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus. Nine people are currently hospitalized, with five in critical care and three on ventilators.
Meanwhile, another 11 people have recovered from the coronavirus, resulting in a total recovery of 4,237. That means there are 530 active confirmed and “probable” cases in the state, up from 501 on Sunday.
Most of the cases – 2,806 – were in Mainers under the age of 50, while more cases were reported in women than in men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Monday, there were 336,385 negative test results out of a total of 343,270. Just under 1.8% of all tests returned positive, according to the Maine CDC.
Coronavirus is most severely affected in Cumberland County, where 2,256 cases have been reported and where the majority of virus deaths are concentrated – 70. This is one of the four counties – the others are Androskogin, Penobscott and York, with 652, respectively. 251 and 997 cases – where “community transmission” is confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.
There are two criteria for establishing a transmission from the community: at least 10 confirmed cases and that at least 25 percent of them are not related to known cases or travel. This second condition has not yet been “met” in other counties.
Other cases have been reported in Aroostook (41), Franklin (54), Hancock (53), Kennebec (200), Knox (33), Lincoln (39), Oxford (84), Piscataquis (8), Sagadahoc (62). , Somerset (85), Waldo (73) and Washington (15) counties.
As of Monday morning, the coronavirus had infected 6,521,887 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands, and caused 194,107 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins Medical University.