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Another Mainer has died as 28 more cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in the state, health officials said Monday.
There have now been 3,219 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 3,191 on Sunday.
Of those, 2,863 have been confirmed positive, while 356 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
The latest death involved a Kennebec County resident in her 60s, bringing the statewide death toll to 105.
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So far, 347 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 31 people are currently hospitalized, with eight in critical care and four on ventilators.
Meanwhile, the total recoveries statewide stands at 2,623. That means there are 491 active and likely cases in the state, down from 510 on 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 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 1,697 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 481, 106 and 504 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 (22), Franklin (41), Hancock (16), Kennebec (146), Knox (24), Lincoln (23), Oxford (37), Piscataquis (3), Sagadahoc (34), Somerset (28), Waldo (55) and Washington (2) counties.
As of Monday afternoon, the coronavirus has sickened 2,564,163 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 125,928 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Correction: A previous version of this story contained inaccurate coronavirus case counts. The story has been updated to reflect the most recent numbers released by the Maine CDC.