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Another 41 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in Maine, health officials said Wednesday.
There have now been 3,294 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 3,253 on Tuesday.
Of those, 2,922 have been confirmed positive, while 372 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
New cases were tallied in Androscoggin (1), Aroostook (1), Cumberland (18), Kennebec (1), Knox (1), Lincoln (1), Penobscot (2), Waldo (1), Washington (1) and York (14) counties.
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No new deaths were reported Wednesday, leaving the statewide death toll at 105. Nearly all deaths have been in Mainers over age 60.
So far, 351 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 29 people are currently hospitalized, with eight in critical care and three on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 25 more people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing total recoveries to 2,671. That means there are 518 active and likely cases in the state, up from 502 on Tuesday. Active cases have ticked up over the past week, from 424 on June 24, after steadily falling since late May.
A majority of the cases — 1,783 — have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in men than women, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Wednesday, there have been 99,919 negative test results out of 104,365 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 1,733 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 484, 108 and 529 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 (24), Franklin (41), Hancock (16), Kennebec (147), Knox (25), Lincoln (24), Oxford (37), Piscataquis (3), Sagadahoc (34), Somerset (28), Waldo (56) and Washington (3) counties. Information about where another two cases were detected wasn’t immediately available Wednesday morning.
As of Wednesday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 2,638,338 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 127,485 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.