3 more Mainers die as coronavirus cases hit 796 statewide

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3 more Mainers die as coronavirus cases hit 796 statewide
By Christopher Burns, BDN Personnel


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Another three Mainers have actually passed away from the brand-new coronavirus as 26 new cases were verified Thursday.

There are now 796 coronavirus cases spread out across 15 of Maine’s counties, according to the Maine Center for Illness Control and Prevention. That’s up from 770 on Wednesday.

So far, 130 Mainers have actually been hospitalized with COVID-19, the illness triggered by the coronavirus. Of those, 47 are currently hospitalized, with 20 in important condition and seven on ventilators, according to the Maine CDC.

Another 333 people have completely recovered from the coronavirus.

The statewide death toll now stands at 27.

[Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county]

A majority of the cases have actually been in Mainers over age 50, while they are practically equally split between women and men, according to the Maine CDC.

Another 14,076 individuals have actually tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the Maine CDC.

Thursday’s increase comes five weeks after the state recorded its very first confirmed case of the coronavirus.

Up until now, the coronavirus has actually hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 343 cases have been confirmed and the bulk of the state’s deaths from the infection have been focused. It is one of only 3 counties– the others are Penobscot and York, with 37 and 164 cases, respectively– where “neighborhood transmission” has actually been confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.

There are 2 requirements for developing community transmission: a minimum of 10 verified cases which at least 25 percent of those are not connected to either known cases or travel. That second condition has actually not yet been “pleased” in other counties.

Other cases have actually been detected in Androscoggin (32), Aroostook (3 ), Franklin (9 ), Hancock (5 ), Kennebec (94), Knox (12), Lincoln (12), Oxford (13), Sagadahoc (15), Somerset (14), Waldo (39) and Washington (2) counties. Info about where another 2 cases were identified was not instantly readily available Thursday morning.

The only county without a confirmed case is Piscataquis.

Since Thursday morning, the coronavirus has actually sickened 640,291 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in addition to triggered 31,015 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medication.

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