The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as well as additional deaths.
The total number of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Maine is 3,912. To date, at least 123 chiefs have died after being infected with the coronavirus disease.
The CDC in Maine reported 428 active cases on Friday after reporting the total number of deaths and 3,311 people who recovered, an increase of seven from Thursday. There are 3499 confirmed cases of the virus and 413 probable cases.
Maine continues to be among the lowest rates of infection and death in the country from COVID-19, according to daily monitoring and analysis by The New York Times.
As of Friday, Maine had a incidence of 289 cases per 100,000 residents, which is lower than any other state except Hawaii and Vermont. By comparison, the states that currently have the highest rates of infection, Louisiana and Arizona, had 2,465 and 2,348 cases per 100,000 population, respectively, according to The New York Times.
However, Maine continues to have one of the worst differences in the nation when it comes to the racial and ethnic collapse of who signed the COVID-19 contract.
While blacks make up only 1.4 percent of all Maine residents, they make up approximately 22 percent of all COVID-19 cases in which the individual’s race is known, according to the latest CDC data in Maine.
On Thursday, the government of Janet Mills announced $ 1 million from the state coronavirus aid fund will be donated to organizations working in immigrant and minority communities to provide education, prevention and support services. Mills also announced a $ 5 million rental aid to help prevent evictions and counter the loss of a federal unemployment benefit program due to expire on Friday.
This story will be updated.
On this date in Maine history: July 31
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