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Another Mainer has died as health officials on Monday reported 17 more coronavirus cases have been detected in the state.
There have now been 2,810 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 2,793 on Sunday.
Of those, 2,495 have been confirmed positive, while 315 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
The latest death was a woman in her 40s from Androscoggin County, bringing the statewide death toll to 101. It marked the first new death Maine has seen since last Tuesday.
While the Maine CDC continues to address a number of coronavirus outbreaks — places that have recorded three or more cases — the agency on Monday said two of them no longer had active cases.
Those outbreaks happened at the Durgin Pines nursing home in Kittery, which had recorded six cases, and a construction site in Augusta where crews are building a new Maine Veterans’ Homes facility. Some 29 cases were recorded as part of that outbreak among construction workers from states as far away as Wisconsin and North Carolina.
The virus likely spread because many of the workers lived together and socialized during off hours.
So far, 317 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 31 people are currently hospitalized, with 11 in critical care and four on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 2,189 people have fully recovered from the virus, meaning there are 520 active and likely cases in the state, according to the Maine CDC. That’s unchanged since Sunday.
A majority of the cases have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Monday, there have been 73,783 negative test results out of 77,614 overall. About 5 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 1,445 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths — 57 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 429, 102 and 446 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 (37), Hancock (13), Kennebec (136), Knox (23), Lincoln (21), Oxford (34), Piscataquis (1), Sagadahoc (30), Somerset (25) Waldo (55) and Washington (1) counties. Information about where another two cases were detected wasn’t immediately available Monday.
As of Monday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 2,096,902 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 115,755 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Watch: What Maine is doing to expand contact tracing