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Another 29 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Maine, health officials said Wednesday.
Wednesday’s count brings the total coronavirus cases reported in Maine to 3,866. Of those, 3,457 have been confirmed positive, while 409 were classified as “probable cases,” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
New cases were reported in Androscoggin (1), Cumberland (13), Hancock (5), Kennebec (1), Oxford (2), Penobscot (1), Waldo (2) and York (4) counties, state data show.
The agency revised Tuesday’s cumulative total to 3,837, down from 3,838, meaning there was a net increase of 28 over the previous day’s report, state 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.
No new deaths were reported Wednesday, leaving the statewide death toll at 121. Nearly all deaths have been in Mainers over age 60.
So far, 385 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 five on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 17 more people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing total recoveries to 3,336. That means there are 409 active and “probable” cases in the state, which is up from 398 on Tuesday.
A majority of the cases — 2,159 — have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Wednesday, there have been 164,981 negative test results out of 170,419 overall. Just under 3 percent of all tests have come back positive, the most recent Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,029 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 545, 141 and 633 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 (23), Kennebec (160), Knox (25), Lincoln (33), Oxford (51), Piscataquis (3), Sagadahoc (43), Somerset (34), Waldo (62) and Washington (7) counties. Information about where another case was reported wasn’t immediately available Wednesday morning.
As of Wednesday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 4,375,271 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 149,684 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.