Maine reported six new coronavirus deaths on Saturday and 617 new cases.
Saturday’s report brought the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 29,019, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s more than 28,407 on Friday.
Of these, 24,218 were confirmed as positive, while 4,801 were classified as “probable cases”, reports the CDC in Maine.
The deaths reported on Saturday increased the country’s population to 432. Almost all deaths are in Mainers over the age of 60.
This is because increased virus transmission continues its monthly tide, leading to high levels of community transmission, which the Maine CDC defines as a frequency of 16 or more cases per 10,000 people, even in counties that were previously were spared the worst of the pandemic.
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.
So far, 1,158 employees have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. As of Friday, 205 are currently hospitalized, with 56 in critical care and 26 on ventilators.
As of Friday, 43,362 specialists had received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while another 3,271 had received two doses.
Most of the cases – 17,361 – are in Mainers under the age of 50, while more cases have been reported in women than in men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Friday, there were 1,251,474 negative test results out of a total of 1,286,695. Almost 2.7% of all tests returned positive, according to data from the Maine CDC.
Coronavirus is most severely affected in Cumberland County, where 8,552 cases have been reported and where the majority of virus deaths are concentrated – 111. Other cases have been reported in Androscoggin (3,109), Aroostook (827), Franklin (514). ), Hancock (619), Kennebec (2,153), Knox (412), Lincoln (355), Oxford (1,305), Penobscot (2,538), Piscataquis County (141), Sagadahoc (502), Somerset (847), Waldo ( 401), Washington (425) and York (6 308). Information on the cases in which an additional 11 cases were reported was not immediately available.
As of Saturday morning, the coronavirus had infected 21,872,264 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands, and caused 368,947 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.