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Another 37 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in Maine, health officials said Sunday.
There have now been 3,191 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 3,154 on Saturday.
Of those, 2,838 have been confirmed positive, while 353 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
The statewide death toll stands at 104.
So far, over 346 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 24 people are currently hospitalized, with seven in critical care and five on ventilators.
Meanwhile, another 11 people have recovered from the virus, bringing total recoveries to 2,577. That means there are 510 active and likely cases in the state, up from 484 on Saturday.
A majority of the cases — 1,702 — have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Saturday, there have been 96,146 negative test results out of 100,501 overall. Just under 4 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 1,682 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths — 60 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 476, 105 and 499 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 (23), Franklin (39), Hancock (16), Kennebec (143), Knox (24), Lincoln (23), Oxford (35), Piscataquis (3), Sagadahoc (34), Somerset (27), Waldo (55) and Washington (2) counties. Information about where another five cases were detected wasn’t immediately available Sunday.
As of Sunday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 2,510,728 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 125,538 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.