Another 30 deaths were reported in Maine as health officials reported another 438 coronavirus cases nationwide on Saturday.
Saturday’s report leads to a total of 33,219 cases of coronavirus in Maine, according to the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s more than 32,781 on Friday.
Of these, 27,249 were confirmed as positive, while 5,970 were classified as “probable cases”, reports the CDC in Maine.
The 30 additional deaths included one resident of Androskogin County, four residents of Arustock County, five residents of Cumberland County, two residents of Hancock County, one resident of Kennebeck County, four residents of Oxford County, eight residents of Penomatos County. residents of York County, resulting in 507 casualties across the state.
Twenty-three of the additional deaths reported today have been confirmed by a review of vital records, the Maine CDC reported. All deaths have occurred since December 24, 2020.
The CDC in Maine continues to report widespread high levels of community transmission, defined as a frequency of 1
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, 1,242 people have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. Currently, 194 patients are hospitalized, 59 are in critical care and 22 are on a ventilator.
So far, 78,805 people have been vaccinated, with 11,537 receiving two doses.
There were 1,328,905 negative test results out of a total of 1,368,816. About 2.85 percent of all tests returned positive, according to recent data from the Maine CDC.
Coronavirus is most severely affected in Cumberland County, where 9,735 cases have been reported and where the majority of virus deaths are concentrated – 124. Other cases have been reported in Androscoggin (3,563), Aroostook (1,011), Franklin (561). ), Hancock (680), Kennebec (2,535), Knox (479), Lincoln (393), Oxford (1,549), Penobscot (2,850), Piscataquis County (162), Sagadahoc (613), Somerset (938), Waldo 428), Washington (492) and York (7 222). Information on where an additional eight cases were reported was not immediately available.
As of Saturday morning, the coronavirus had infected 23,532,606 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands, and caused 392,139 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.