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Another 33 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Maine, health officials said Saturday.
Saturday’s count brings the total coronavirus cases reported in Maine to 3,790. Of those, 3,387 had been confirmed positive, while 403 were classified as “probable cases,” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
New cases were reported in Androscoggin (5), Cumberland (14), Kennebec (3), Lincoln (2), Penobscot (3), Sagadahoc (1), Somerset (1) and York (5) counties, Maine CDC data show.
As the Maine CDC continues to investigate previously reported cases, some are determined to have not been the coronavirus, or coronavirus cases not involving Mainers. Those are removed from the state’s cumulative total.
One new death was reported Saturday, raising the statewide death toll to 119. Nearly all deaths have been in Mainers over age 60.
So far, 379 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 11 people are currently hospitalized, with eight in critical care and two on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 22 more people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing total recoveries to 3,281. That means there are 390 active and “probable” cases in the state, up from 380 on Friday.
A majority of the cases — 2,111 — 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 156,310 negative test results out of 161,630 overall. Just over 3 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,004 cases have been reported and where the bulk of virus deaths — 68 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 532, 139 and 614 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 reported in Aroostook (31), Franklin (45), Hancock (19), Kennebec (157), Knox (25), Lincoln (33), Oxford (48), Piscataquis (3), Sagadahoc (40), Somerset (34), Waldo (60) and Washington (5) counties. Information about where another case was reported wasn’t immediately available Saturday morning.
As of Saturday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 4,114,817 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 145,556 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.