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The state of Maine now has more than 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The state reported 25 more confirmed cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 1,015 in all of Maine’s counties. Deaths remained constant at 50 — the first day a new death has not been reported in almost two weeks, according to Maine CDC data. Last week was the deadliest week in the outbreak so far, with 18 new deaths recorded.
Meanwhile, 532 people have fully recovered, up from 519 recoveries on Saturday. That means there are 483 active cases in the state.
So far, 159 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 39 people are currently hospitalized in the state, with 19 in critical care and seven on ventilators, according to the Maine CDC. That number has remained constant since Saturday.
The number of people who have tested negative for the coronavirus — 16,784 — has not changed since Friday, according to the Maine CDC.
The majority of cases continue to be in Cumberland County, which has 454 cases. That’s just under half of all cases in the state but the most deaths at 24. York County has the second-highest number of cases with 196.
Those two counties, along with Androscoggin and Penobscot counties, have confirmed “community transmission.” That means at least 10 confirmed cases and that at least 25 percent of those are not connected to either known cases or travel. Those counties have 42 and 53 cases, respectively.
The virus has also been detected in Aroostook (4), Franklin (27), Hancock (9), Kennebec (101), Knox (14), Lincoln (12), Oxford (15), Piscataquis (1), Sagadahoc (18), Somerset (17), Waldo (48) and Washington (2) counties. Maine CDC has listed two cases with “unknown” locations since Saturday.
A majority of the cases — 63 percent — have been in Mainers older than 50, while 34 percent have been in people between ages 20 and 49, and 2 percent under age 20. More than half the confirmed cases in the state are women, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Sunday evening, the coronavirus has sickened more than 961,000 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as caused 53,934 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
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