April 04, 2020
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What we know about the Mainers who have tested positive for coronavirus

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As of Saturday, 456 Maine residents had been confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus and nine have died, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The virus, which the World Health Organization has deemed a global pandemic and causes an illness known as COVID-19, is only expected to keep spreading. It could put at least half of Maine’s population at risk of serious illness if they contract it, the Maine CDC said. 

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

On March 15, Gov. Janet Mills proclaimed a civil state of emergency in the state. Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah said Sunday that there is evidence of community transmission in Cumberland County. At least one case in the county resulted from an infection not linked to travel or importation from another infected part of the country. The person most likely acquired the infection within the state of Maine, he said.

On March 24, Mills ordered public-facing businesses that are nonessential to close just after midnight while allowing grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses deemed essential to remain open.

On Tuesday, she ordered Mainers to stay home except to shop for necessities or to go to jobs deemed essential through April. As of Tuesday, it’s been confirmed that Cumberland and York County had “community transmission.” The Maine CDC is investigating the possibility of community transmission in Androscoggin, Penobscot and Kennebec counties, according to Shah.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection on Sunday updated how it classifies test results. Before Sunday, it required that it confirm so-called “presumptive positive tests” from states. As of today, Maine’s CDC can confirm positive cases.

Here’s what we know about the cases in Maine in reverse chronological order, based on what officials have said about the people so far. This article will be updated regularly.

Saturday, April 4

The Maine CDC reported 456 cases of the coronavirus across the state, including 10 deaths. Eighty-three patients have been hospitalized at some point, while 140 have recovered.

The 10th death in the state was a patient in York County, but information about the patient’s age or sex was not immediately available.

— Androscoggin: 20 confirmed, 4 recovered, 6 hospitalized

— Aroostook: 1 confirmed

— Cumberland: 231 confirmed, 78 recovered, 38 hospitalized, 7 deaths

— Franklin: 4 confirmed

— Hancock: 2 confirmed

— Kennebec: 21 confirmed, 6 recovered, 7 hospitalized, 1 death

— Knox: 9 confirmed, 2 recovered, 1 hospitalized

— Lincoln: 8 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Oxford: 11 confirmed, 4 recovered, 1 hospitalized

— Penobscot: 22 confirmed, 11 recovered, 4 hospitalized

— Sagadahoc: 13 confirmed, 3 recovered, 5 hospitalized

— Somerset: 3 confirmed

— Waldo: 3 confirmed, 1 recovered

— Washington: 1 confirmed

— York: 95 confirmed, 29 recovered, 18 hospitalized, 2 deaths

— Unknown: 12 confirmed, 3 hospitalized

Friday, April 3

The Maine CDC reported there are now 432 coronavirus cases, an increase of 56 cases since Thursday. Out of that, 113 have since recovered and released from isolation, while 75 remain hospitalized.

Nine residents have now died from the novel coronavirus after the CDC announced two deaths on Friday. Both individuals were from Cumberland County. Nirav Shah would not confirm for confidentiality reasons if these new deaths included a Maine veteran who reportedly died from COVID-19 complications on Thursday at the Togas VA Medical Center in Augusta.

A second Bath Iron Works shipbuilder has tested positive for the virus. The first worker to test positive for COVID-19 at the shipyard has recovered and has been cleared to return to work.

A student associated with Thornton Academy in Saco is among the newly confirmed cases.

Seventy-five health care workers have tested positive. 

The first cases in Aroostook and Washington counties have been reported. The Aroostook patient was treated at Houlton Regional Hospital, according to the hospital’s infection preventionist Ellen Bartlett. Piscataquis County is now the only county in the state with no reported cases. 

— Androscoggin: 19 confirmed, 3 recovered, 6 hospitalized

— Aroostook: 1 confirmed

— Cumberland: 222 confirmed, 64 recovered, 37 hospitalized, 7 deaths

— Franklin: 4 confirmed

— Hancock: 2 confirmed

— Kennebec: 19 confirmed, 5 recovered, 7 hospitalized, 1 death

— Knox: 9 confirmed, 2 recovered, 1 hospitalized

— Lincoln: 8 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Oxford: 10 confirmed, 3 recovered

— Penobscot: 20 confirmed, 8 recovered, 4 hospitalized

— Sagadahoc: 12 confirmed, 1 recovered, 3 hospitalized

— Somerset: 2 confirmed

— Waldo: 3 confirmed, 1 recovered

— Washington: 1 confirmed

— York: 89 confirmed, 24 recovered, 14 hospitalized, 1 death

— Unknown: 11 confirmed, 3 hospitalized

Thursday, April 2 

There are now 376 coronavirus cases, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. That’s up from 344 on Wednesday.

That includes 68 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, while another 94 Maine residents have fully recovered from the virus, according to the Maine CDC.

The coronavirus has been detected in 13 of Maine’s 16 counties. Community transmission” has been confirmed in Cumberland and York counties. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said his agency is investigating the possibility of community transmission in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Penobscot and Sagadahoc counties, each of which has more than 10 confirmed cases.

— Androscoggin: 12 confirmed, 3 recovered, 4 hospitalized

— Cumberland: 204 confirmed, 51 recovered, 34 hospitalized, 5 deaths

— Franklin: 3 confirmed

— Hancock: 2 confirmed

— Kennebec: 19 confirmed, 5 recovered, 7 hospitalized, 1 death

— Knox: 7 confirmed, 1 recovered, 1 hospitalized

— Lincoln: 8 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Oxford: 9 confirmed, 3 recovered

— Penobscot: 16 confirmed, 8 recovered, 3 hospitalized

— Sagadahoc: 10 confirmed, 1 recovered, 3 hospitalized

— Somerset: 2 confirmed

— Waldo: 2 confirmed, 1 recovered

— York: 74 confirmed, 19 recovered, 14 hospitalized, 1 death

— Unknown: 8 confirmed, 2 hospitalized

Wednesday, April 1

Two more Mainers have died from the coronavirus since Tuesday, bringing the total deaths in the state to 7. There are now 344 confirmed cases statewide, with 80 Mainers now recovered and 63 hospitalized.

The coronavirus is now in 13 of Maine’s 16 counties with the first case confirmed in Hancock county. 

— Androscoggin: 12 confirmed, 3 recovered, 4 hospitalized

— Cumberland: 192 confirmed, 43 recovered, 31 hospitalized, 5 deaths

— Franklin: 2 confirmed

— Hancock: 1 confirmed

— Kennebec: 17 confirmed, 4 recovered, 7 hospitalized, 1 death

— Knox: 5 confirmed, 1 recovered, 1 hospitalized

— Lincoln: 8 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Oxford: 9 confirmed, 3 recovered

— Penobscot: 13 confirmed, 7 recovered, 3 hospitalized

— Sagadahoc: 10 confirmed, 1 recovered, 2 hospitalized

— Somerset: 1 confirmed

— Waldo: 2 confirmed, 1 recovered

— York: 65 confirmed, 14 recovered, 13 hospitalized, 1 death

— Unknown: 7 confirmed, 1 recovered, 2 hospitalized

A patient tested positive for COVID-19 at Blue Hill Hospital, a spokesperson for Northern Light Health said Wednesday.

A second patient at Mount Desert Island Hospital has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 31

There are now 303 cases and 5 deaths statewide. Sixty-eight have recovered while 57 have remained hospitalized. The coronavirus is in 12 of Maine’s 16 counties.

— Androscoggin: 11 confirmed, 3 recovered, 3 hospitalized

— Cumberland: 169 confirmed, 37 recovered, 30 hospitalized, 3 deaths

— Franklin: 2 confirmed,

— Kennebec: 12 confirmed, 3 recovered, 4 hospitalized, 1 death

— Knox: 5 confirmed, 1 recovered, 1 hospitalized

— Lincoln: 8 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Oxford: 9 confirmed, 3 recovered

— Penobscot: 12 confirmed, 6 recovered, 2 hospitalized

— Sagadahoc: 7 confirmed, 1 recovered, 2 hospitalized

— Somerset: 1 confirmed

— Waldo: 2 confirmed, 1 recovered

— York: 59 confirmed, 10 recovered, 13 hospitalized, 1 death

— Unknown: 6 confirmed, 1 recovered, 2 hospitalized

Monday, March 30

There are now 275 cases in 12 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 8 confirmed, 3 recovered, 2 hospitalized

— Cumberland: 153 confirmed, 23 recovered, 29 hospitalized

— Franklin: 2 confirmed,

— Kennebec: 10 confirmed, 2 recovered, 2 hospitalized

— Knox: 4 confirmed, 1 hospitalized

— Lincoln: 8 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Oxford: 9 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Penobscot: 12 confirmed, 5 recovered, 2 hospitalized

— Sagadahoc: 7 confirmed

— Somerset: 1 confirmed

— Waldo: 2 confirmed

— York: 53 confirmed, 4 recovered, 10 hospitalized

— Unknown: 5 confirmed, 1 hospitalized

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are four cases under the age of 20, 29 cases in their 20s, 26 cases in their 30s, 46 cases in their 40s, 48 cases in their 50s, 63 cases in their 60s, 35 cases in their 70s and 24 cases in their 80s.

There are slightly more male patients than females. There are 137 confirmed cases in females and 138 in males.

Two doctors at a Rockport hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus. Pen Bay Medical Center said that both had little contact with patients over the past several days and had isolated themselves when they noticed symptoms.

Sunday, March 29

There are now cases in 12 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 8 confirmed, 3 recovered

— Cumberland: 142 confirmed, 23 recovered

— Franklin: 2 confirmed

— Kennebec: 10 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Knox: 4 confirmed

— Lincoln: 5 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Oxford: 9 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Penobscot: 11 confirmed, 5 recovered

— Sagadahoc: 7 confirmed

— Somerset: 1 confirmed

— Waldo: 2 confirmed

— York: 47 confirmed, 4 recovered

— Unknown: 5 confirmed

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are four cases under the age of 20, 27 cases in their 20s, 23 cases in their 30s, 44 cases in their 40s, 45 cases in their 50s, 54 cases in their 60s, 32 cases in their 70s and 24 cases in their 80s.

There are slightly more male patients than females. There are 124 confirmed cases in females and 129 in males.

Two more Mainers have died from the coronavirus. They include a woman in her 80s from Cumberland County and a man in his 60s from Cumberland County. The Mills administration confirmed Sunday that the man was a longtime Maine Department of Transportation employee.

Saturday, March 28

There are 211 confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the state. That’s 43 new cases since Friday. 

Cumberland County continues to be the hardest hit, with 120 confirmed cases — an increase of 28 since the previous day — with 19 recovered patients. Other cases have been detected in Androscoggin (7 confirmed; 5 recovered), Franklin (2 confirmed), Kennebec (9 confirmed; 2 recovered), Knox (2 confirmed), Lincoln (5 confirmed; 2 recovered), Oxford (8 confirmed; 2 recovered), Penobscot (10 confirmed; 5 recovered), Sagadahoc (5 confirmed), Waldo (2 confirmed) and York (30 confirmed; 3 recovered).

Three dozen health care workers in Maine have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Friday, March 27

There are 168 confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the state. That’s 13 new cases since the previous day.

Cumberland County is still the hardest hit, with 92 confirmed cases and 13 recovered patients. Other cases have been detected in Androscoggin (6 confirmed; 2 recovered), Franklin (1 confirmed), Kennebec (6 confirmed; 1 recovered), Knox (2 confirmed), Lincoln (5 confirmed), Oxford (8 confirmed; 2 recovered), Penobscot (6 confirmed), Sagadahoc (4 confirmed), Waldo (2 confirmed) and York (33 confirmed; 3 recovered) counties. 

Maine reported its first death from the coronavirus on Friday. The patient was a man in his 80s from Cumberland County who died after testing positive for COVID-19

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are four cases under the age of 20, 17 cases in their 20s, 13 cases in their 30s, 27 cases in their 40s, 32 cases in their 50s, 38 cases in their 60s, 22 cases in their 70s and 15 cases over the age of 80. 

There are still slightly more female patients than males. There are 86 confirmed cases in females and 82 in males.

Thirty Maine residents are hospitalized with COVID-19. Another 24 have recovered and have been released from isolation.

Thursday, March 26

There are now cases in 11 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 5 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Cumberland: 90 confirmed, 10 recovered

— Franklin: 1 confirmed

— Kennebec: 6 confirmed

— Knox: 1 confirmed

— Lincoln: 5 confirmed

— Oxford: 8 confirmed, 1 recovered

— Penobscot: 5 confirmed, 1 recovered

— Sagadahoc: 4 confirmed

— Waldo: 2 confirmed

— York: 27 confirmed, 1 recovered

— Unknown: 1 confirmed

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are four cases under the age of 20, 15 cases in their 20s, 13 cases in their 30s, 25 cases in their 40s, 29 cases in their 50s, 35 cases in their 60s, 21 cases in their 70s and 13 cases in their 80s.

There are still slightly more female patients than males. There are 79 confirmed cases in females and 76 in males.

A gas station worker in Waldo County has tested positive. R.H. Foster Energy, which owns the chain of Freshies stores, said Thursday that an employee of its Freshies location in Winterport was sickened and it is temporarily closing that location.

Twenty-two Maine residents have been hospitalized with the coronavirus. Another 16 have recovered and been released from isolation.

The Maine CDC says 16 health care workers are among those who have contracted the coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 25

There are now cases in 10 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 4 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Cumberland: 87 confirmed, 5 recovered

— Kennebec: 5 confirmed

— Knox: 1 confirmed

— Lincoln: 5 confirmed

— Oxford: 6 confirmed

— Penobscot: 4 confirmed

— Sagadahoc: 4 confirmed

— Waldo: 1 confirmed

— York: 23 confirmed

— Unknown: 2 confirmed

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are three cases under the age of 20, 15 cases in their 20s, 10 cases in their 30s, 23 cases in their 40s, 27 cases in their 50s, 33 cases in their 60s, 19 cases in their 70s and 12 cases in their 80s.

There are still slightly more female patients than males. There are 73 confirmed cases in females and 69 in males.

New cases have been reported at two Maine colleges. Colby College administrators confirmed that two students have tested positive for the coronavirus, the second and third cases connected with the school. Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose said another member of the campus’ community has tested positive, the fourth case associated with Bowdoin. Rose didn’t specify if that person was a student, staff or faculty member.

Two individuals at different South Portland schools have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Portland Press Herald reported Wednesday. One is a parent and one is a staff member, according to a letter from the superintendent, though he would not identify to which schools they are connected.

Tuesday, March 24

There are now cases in 10 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 3 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Cumberland: 74 confirmed, 5 recovered

— Kennebec: 5 confirmed

— Knox: 1 confirmed

— Lincoln: 5 confirmed

— Oxford: 6 confirmed

— Penobscot: 4 confirmed

— Sagadahoc: 3 confirmed

— Waldo: 1 confirmed

— York: 16 confirmed

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are two cases under the age of 20, 14 cases in their 20s, nine cases in their 30s, 18 cases in their 40s, 23 cases in their 50s, 25 cases in their 60s, 17 cases in their 70s and 10 cases in their 80s.

There are still slightly more female patients than males. There are 61 confirmed cases in females and 57 in males.

A health care provider at Lewiston’s St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has tested positive for the coronavirus. St. Mary’s Health System said Tuesday that the provider last worked clinically nine days ago.

A nurse at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast has tested positive for COVID-19. All patients who came in contact with the nurse have been notified, according to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon from hospital executives. 

A second Portland police officer has tested positive, according to Portland City Manager Jon Jennings in a press conference on Tuesday.

Monday, March 23

There are now cases in 9 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 3 confirmed, 1 recovered

— Cumberland: 66 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Kennebec: 4 confirmed

— Knox: 1 confirmed

— Lincoln: 5 confirmed

— Oxford: 5 confirmed

— Penobscot: 3 confirmed

— Sagadahoc: 3 confirmed

— York: 12 confirmed

— Unknown location: 5 confirmed

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are two cases under the age of 20, 12 cases in their 20s, nine cases in their 30s, 16 cases in their 40s, 19 cases in their 50s, 24 cases in their 60s, 15 cases in their 70s and 10 cases in their 80s.

There are still more female patients than males. There are 57 confirmed cases in females and 50 in males.

A worker at Bath Iron Works has tested positive for the coronavirus. General Dynamics, the shipyard’s parent company, said Sunday that worker has not been at the facility since March 13 and is under isolation.

Sunday, March 22

There are now cases in 8 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 3 confirmed, 1 recovered

— Cumberland: 53 confirmed, 2 recovered

— Kennebec: 4 confirmed

— Lincoln: 4 confirmed

— Oxford: 4 confirmed

— Penobscot: 2 confirmed

— Sagadahoc: 3 confirmed

— York: 8 confirmed

— Unknown location: 8 confirmed

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are two cases under the age of 20, seven cases in their 20s, eight cases in their 30s, 13 cases in their 40s, 16 cases in their 50s, 22 cases in their 60s, 13 cases in their 70s and eight cases in their 80s.

There are still more female patients than males. There are 48 confirmed cases in females and 41 in males.

Three people within the Maine VA system have tested positive. The VA Maine Health Care System said Sunday that two veterans and one employee have tested positive for the coronavirus. All three are in isolation.

Saturday, March 21

Confirmed cases increased to 70 in Maine, as the Maine CDC changed the way it reported coronavirus case counts, eliminating a category called “presumptive positive” for tests conducted by private laboratories, then confirmed by the Maine CDC. Now, because the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confidence in Maine CDC’s ability to confirm positive test results from non-governmental labs, the state agency is reporting all such positive cases as “confirmed,” according to Maine CDC Spokesperson Robert Long.

There are now 41 confirmed cases in Cumberland County. York has the second highest number with eight; Kennebec, Lincoln and Oxford each have four; Androscoggin has three; Penobscot has two and Sagadahoc has one. Three cases are unknown in location at this time. 

Three patients have recovered, including one in Androscoggin and two in Cumberland. 

Six of today’s new cases are Mainers aged 60 or older. Two cases are in Mainers under the age of 20, five are in their 20s, seven are in their 30s, 11 are in their 40s, 13 are in their 50s, 17 are in their 60s, eight are in their 70s and seven are in their 80s or older. 

Female cases still outnumber males. There are 39 confirmed cases of coronavirus in females in Maine, and 31 in males. 

A sixth resident at the OceanView retirement community in Falmouth tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. The resident, who was connected to the initial two cases, was in self-quarantine and is now being treated at Maine Medical Center.

Mount Desert Island Hospital confirmed that a patient at the hospital had tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test was the first of 75 COVID-19 tests the hospital has administered. The patient remained in his or her vehicle on the hospital’s campus to be tested and never entered the facility, the hospital said. On Saturday, the Maine CDC still had not reported any confirmed cases in Hancock County. 

Friday, March 20

There are now cases in 7 of Maine’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 2 confirmed, 1 presumptive positive, 1 recovered

— Cumberland: 26 confirmed, 9 presumptive positive

— Kennebec: 3 confirmed

— Lincoln: 3 confirmed, 1 presumptive positive

— Oxford: 1 confirmed

— Penobscot: 2 confirmed

— York: 4 confirmed, 1 presumptive positive

— Unknown location: 2 confirmed

A case previously diagnosed in Hancock County is now being tallied under Penobscot County. The Maine CDC said that case involved a Penobscot County resident and is being included in that county’s count.

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are two cases under the age of 20, three cases in their 20s, seven cases in their 30s, nine cases in their 40s, nine cases in their 50s, 13 cases in their 60s, eight cases in their 70s and five cases in their 80s.

There are still slightly more female patients than males. There are 29 confirmed and presumptive positive cases in females and 27 in males.

A Portland police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Portland Police Department. The officer is currently quarantined outside of the state, and it is unclear if this officer is included in Maine’s case total. 

A member of the Bates College community has tested positive. Bates President Clayton Spencer did not clarify if it was a student, staff or faculty member. The individual is isolated at home.

A member of Colby College’s athletics department has tested positive. The individual has been isolated at home, and Colby is contacting those who may have come in contact with the staffer and asking them to quarantine themselves.

Five Maine residents have been hospitalized, and one person has recovered from the illness in the state.

Thursday, March 19

There are now cases in 8 of the state’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 1 confirmed, 2 presumptive positive, 1 recovered

— Cumberland: 21 confirmed, 4 presumptive positive

— Hancock: 1 confirmed

— Kennebec: 3 confirmed

— Lincoln: 3 confirmed

— Oxford: 1 confirmed

— Penobscot: 1 confirmed

— York: 2 confirmed, 1 presumptive positive

— Unknown location: 9 confirmed, 3 presumptive positive

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are two cases under the age of 20, three cases in their 20s, six cases in their 30s, seven cases in their 40s, 11 cases in their 50s, 12 cases in their 60s, five cases in their 70s and six cases in their 80s.

There are more female patients than males. There are 30 confirmed and presumptive positive cases in females and 22 in males.

Two new cases were reported in a retirement community in Cumberland County. The Maine CDC confirmed there are now four reports of the coronavirus in OceanView at Falmouth. A spokeswoman for OceanView said Thursday that the two new cases were connected to those reported earlier and that the residents had been self-quarantined. A shelter-in-place order has been given to all OceanView residents until it receives further guidance from the CDC.

Of the remaining cases, four people have been hospitalized, and one person in the state has recovered from the illness.

Wednesday, March 18

There are now cases in 7 of the state’s 16 counties:

— Androscoggin: 1 confirmed, 1 presumptive positive, 1 recovered

— Cumberland: 17 confirmed, 7 presumptive positive

— Kennebec: 1 presumptive positive

— Lincoln: 2 confirmed, 1 presumptive positive

— Oxford: 1 confirmed

— Penobscot: 1 confirmed

— York: 1 confirmed, 1 presumptive positive 

— Unknown location: 8 confirmed

The majority of patients are in their 50s or older. There are two cases under the age of 20, two cases in their 20s, four cases in their 30s, seven cases in their 40s, nine cases in their 50s, eight cases in their 60s, seven cases in their 70s and three cases in their 80s. 

There are more female patients than males. There are 24 confirmed and presumptive positive cases in females and 18 in males. 

One patient sought care at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s walk-in care center on Union Street in Bangor, where they tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is in self-isolation and has not required further care at EMMC facilities, the hospital said.

An employee in the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office tested positive for COVID-19. Information regarding the age or sex of this individual was not available. The office is now closed to the public and all communication will be conducted remotely. 

A staff member at Old Orchard Beach High School tested positive for COVID-19, the Portland Press Herald reports. Students may have been exposed to the virus, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 17

A part-time University of Southern Maine faculty member has tested positive. Information regarding age or sex was not available.

A female in her 50s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A female in her 50s from Oxford County is confirmed. This is the first known case in Oxford County.

A male in his 50s from York County is confirmed. This is the first known case in York County. 

A male child under the age of 10 from Androscoggin County is presumptive positive. This child does not attend day care, according to Shah. 

A female in her 60s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A female in her 50s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A female in her 50s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A female in her 60s from Cumberland County tested presumptive positive. 

A female in her 30s from out of state tested presumptive positive. The CDC previously reported that this individual was from Cumberland County. 

A female in her 40s from Cumberland County tested presumptive positive. 

A male in his 60s from out of state is confirmed. 

A female in her 60s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A male in his 40s is confirmed. His location has not yet been reported. 

A female in her 30s from Kennebec County tested presumptive positive. It is the first known case in Kennebec County.

A female in her 50s from Androscoggin County tested presumptive positive. 

Many of these cases are close household contacts of previous cases, such as spouses. 

Three of these individuals are currently hospitalized. Two of them are co-infected with influenza. 

Monday, March 16

A male in his 60s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A female in her 20s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A male in his 20s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A male in his 70s from Cumberland County is confirmed. 

A female in her 60s from Cumberland County is confirmed. The case went from presumptive positive to confirmed on Tuesday, March 17.

A female in her 80s from Cumberland County is confirmed. The case went from presumptive positive to confirmed on Tuesday, March 17.

A male in his 30s became the first confirmed test from Knox County. The case went from presumptive positive to confirmed on Tuesday, March 17.

A male in his 70s from Cumberland County is confirmed. The case went from presumptive positive to confirmed on Tuesday, March 17.

A male in his 40s from Lincoln County is confirmed. The case went from presumptive positive to confirmed on Tuesday, March 17.

Northern Light Mercy announced Monday that an employee tested positive for COVID-19, but did not include the age or sex of that employee. It is unclear which of the cases is the Mercy employee.

New England Cancer Specialists closed its Kennebunk treatment center after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, but did not include the age or sex of that employee, according to the Portland Press Herald

Sunday, March 15

A Cumberland County male became the first confirmed case under age 18. The 12-year-old is now isolated at home. Cape Elizabeth Middle School nurse Jill Young said that there was reason to believe that this case and others in the county are indicative of “community transmission,” which means they were infected by someone in the community rather than travel. The case went from presumptive positive to confirmed on Tuesday, March 17.

A male in his 80s who resides at Oceanview, a senior living community in Falmouth, Cumberland County, tested presumptive positive. Because he lives in a community, the Maine CDC has asked Oceanview to begin symptom checks on all residents immediately as a precautionary measure to prevent potential spread. The man is hospitalized at Maine Medical Center. His spouse also tested presumptive positive.

A Cumberland County female in her 70s is isolated at home after testing positive. Health officials did not say whether she is related to the man at Oceanview.

A Lincoln County health care worker in her 30s is isolated at home after being confirmed positive. Her employer has been contacted and steps are being taken to reduce exposure to patients, staff and other community members.

A male in his 40s from Cumberland County is isolated at home after testing presumptive positive.

One case identified Friday as a preliminary presumptive positive has been reclassified as negative, the Maine CDC said. That woman, in her 20s, is from York County.

Saturday, March 14

A woman in her 40s from Cumberland County was Maine’s third presumptive positive case on Saturday. The Maine CDC said she is “a close household contact of another individual who had presumptively tested positive for the virus.” By Monday her status was confirmed positive.

Friday, March 13

A male employee of a city-run health clinic in Portland in his 50s marked the second presumptive positive case in Maine on Friday. He was screened at an outpatient MaineHealth clinic in Portland and is in isolation at his home in Cumberland County, health officials said. 

The news prompted the clinic where he works, the India Street Public Health Center, to close for at least two weeks, and Portland City Hall closed at 3 p.m. Friday. All city buildings, including City Hall, will be closed to visitors and nonessential staff for a week beginning Monday while they undergo a deep cleaning, a city spokesperson said. 

The 23 clinic employees and seven volunteers who came into contact with the man have self-quarantined, Portland City Manager Jon Jennings said.

By Monday the male’s positive test was confirmed. 

Thursday, March 12

A Navy reservist in her 50s from Androscoggin County became Maine’s first reported presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on Thursday. A presumptive positive test means the case was confirmed by a state lab and has not yet been verified by federal officials. 

She had recently returned from an on-duty mission to Italy, one of the hardest hit countries by the virus. She has not been hospitalized and is quarantined at home, Gov. Janet Mills said during a press conference Thursday. 

Michelle Roberts, a Lewiston day care owner and a friend of the reservist who picked her up at the Portland Jetport on March 6, told the Sun Journal that the woman felt well after she returned but developed cold-like symptoms a few days later and was tested. Roberts told the newspaper she has closed her day care as she self-isolates, though she has no symptoms.

The reservist immediately notified the people she had come into close contact with, the U.S. Navy said in a statement, and those people have self-isolated in their homes. Shah called the woman “a model citizen” in a Friday news conference.

By Monday the woman’s positive test was confirmed. 


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