The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 142 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well as two deaths.
To date, 158 deaths in Maine have been linked to the coronavirus. Although Maine’s COVID-19 death rate is still the lowest in the country, the number of deaths related to the virus in Maine is increasing, including the four deaths reported by the state on Tuesday due to another surge in the state’s virus .
Since the virus was first detected in Maine in mid-March, the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked 8,202 cases. Of this total, 7,300 cases were confirmed, and 902 cases were listed as “probable”
The rolling seven-day rolling seven-day cases in Maine dropped slightly from 165 to 163.7 points on Wednesday, but it was six times higher than the 27.1-week rolling seven-day average reported four weeks ago and nearly three times higher than the level two weeks ago. , Reflecting the rapid spread of the virus in the state.
On Tuesday, the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that five Maine counties (Franklin, Knox, Waldo, Somerset, and Washington) are experiencing “mass or substantial community transmission” of the virus. . According to data from the rt.live website, the virus reproduction rate in Maine is the highest in the United States, also known as the R number. The website uses public data to track the spread of the virus.
State health officials urge residents of Maine to be vigilant and pay attention to wearing masks in all public places and to keep their bodies away.
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