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Another Mainer has died as health officials on Friday confirmed 37 more coronavirus cases have been detected in Maine.
There have now been 2,226 cases across all of Maine’s counties since the outbreak began here in March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 2,189 on Thursday.
Of those, 1,971 have been confirmed positive, while 255 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
The latest Mainer to die was a woman in her 80s from Cumberland County, bringing the statewide death toll to 85.
So far, 270 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 53 people are currently hospitalized, with 18 in critical care and 12 ventilators, according to the Maine CDC.
A new outbreak was reported on Friday at a Granite Bay Care facility in Saco, where three associated people have tested positive for the virus, according to Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah. Granite Bay provides residential care to people with disabilities in 75 homes statewide and a Brunswick facility had an outbreak earlier this month.
Meanwhile, 1,458 people have fully recovered from the virus, meaning there are 683 active and likely cases in the state, according to the Maine CDC. That’s down from 703 on Thursday.
A majority of the cases have been in Mainers over age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Wednesday, there have been 46,943 negative test results out of 49,742 overall. About 5 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 1,117 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths — 47 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 269, 100 and 373 cases, respectively — where “community transmission” has been confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.
There are two criteria for establishing community transmission: at least 10 confirmed cases and that at least 25 percent of those are not connected to either known cases or travel. That second condition has not yet been “satisfied” in other counties.
Other cases have been detected in Aroostook (10), Franklin (36), Hancock (11), Kennebec (128), Knox (20), Lincoln (20), Oxford (32), Piscataquis (1), Sagadahoc (30), Somerset (22) Waldo (51) and Washington (2) counties. Information about where another four cases were detected wasn’t immediately available Friday.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 1,731,035 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 102,201 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
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