The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 295 COVID-19 cases on Sunday and no other deaths. As the state prepares to open its doors for vaccination in the middle of the week, infections continue to rise.
Health officials expressed concern that the surge in cases in the spring might jeopardize their efforts to eliminate the coronavirus through cattle immunization and asked Maine to vaccinate. All the elderly in Maine 16 years and older will be eligible to start the vaccine this Wednesday, because Maine is expected to receive more doses.
Cumulative COVID-19 cases in Maine rose to 51,763 on Sunday. Among them, 39,520 cases have been confirmed by tests, and 1
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Maine, there have been 75 deaths from COVID-19.
As of Sunday, 458,324 Mainers have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 308,660 have received their final dose. According to statistics from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.1% of Maine’s 1.3 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine.
At the same time, the debate on whether companies and other public places should establish a “vaccine passport” system to encourage immunization and reduce the spread of vaccine among unvaccinated people has begun. Under such a system, for example, people who wish to attend a concert will need to show proof of vaccination.
Last week, the director of operations at Thompson’s Point, a popular venue in Portland, said that if there is a viable passport system, companies will consider using it. The commercial and health benefits are obvious: if everyone in a particular event is vaccinated, the chance of spreading the disease is very small.
But opponents have raised concerns about health privacy. Should people be required to share personal health information in order to participate in public life?
Other states have adopted a series of different approaches. Last week in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order prohibiting any company from requesting a vaccination certificate. But in New York, officials have developed the “Excelsior Pass” in cooperation with IBM, allowing people with immunization certificates to attend major venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Albany Times Alliance Center.
Governor Janet Mills (Janet Mills) has the right to create such a system, but has not yet done so. Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the idea has some public health advantages, but it also raises privacy and fairness issues.
Shah said last week: “This approach… is not without problems.” “There are major concerns about data privacy and asset fairness. If the passport presupposes that you must be vaccinated, then are we really doing well? Should those people be vaccinated first? I think that’s why our focus now is to give qualified people the opportunity to be vaccinated.”
As of Sunday, a total of 5,473 cases of coronavirus have occurred between counties, including Androscoggin, 1,437, Aroostook, 14,203, Cumberland, 1,002, Franklin, 1,087, Hancock, 4,434, Kennebec, Normandy There were 819 cases in Cox, 680 cases in Lincoln, 2,628 cases in Oxford, and 4,727 cases in Oxford. Penobscot, 389 in Piscataquis, 1,009 in Sagadahoc, 1,434 in Somerset, 722 in Waldo, 782 in Washington, and 10,937 in York.
By age, 16.5% of patients under 20 years of age, 18.2% of patients under 20 years of age, 14.3% of patients under 30 years of age, 13.2% of patients under 40 years of age, and 15.3 of patients under 50 years of age. %, 11.4% of patients under 60 years of age, 6.1% of patients in their 70s, and 5% of people aged 80 years or older.
Of the 72 COVID-19 patients in Maine Hospital on Sunday, 28 were in intensive care and 8 were in ventilators. The state has 96 intensive care beds, 378 in total, 245 ventilators, and 319. There are also 446 replacement ventilators.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there were 131.1 million known COVID-19 cases worldwide and nearly 2.85 million deaths in late Sunday afternoon. The United States has 30.7 million cases and 554,988 deaths.
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