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Health officials said on Wednesday that Maine has reported another 87 cases of the coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, this is the highest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in Maine.
Wednesday’s report brought the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 6,387. According to data from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5,670 of them were confirmed as positive, while 717 were classified as “probable cases.”
The agency revised Tuesday’s cumulative total from 6,31
In Androscoggin (5), Aroostook (3), Cumberland (18), Franklin (3), Hancock (2), Kennebec (6), Knox (10), Lincoln (2), Oxford (1), state data shows, Penobscott (2), Somerset (6), Waldo (2), Washington (10) and York (16) counties. Information about other cases reported was not immediately available on Wednesday.
Only two counties (Piscatakis and Sagadahok) have not reported new cases.
The 7-day average of new coronavirus cases is 54.1, which is higher than 35 days a week ago and 27.4 a month ago.
Wednesday was the fourth consecutive day, with more than 50 new cases reported every day. This is a level of transmission that has not been seen in Pine State since late May, when new cases were reported daily in the 1970s, and the seven-day average level was the highest. According to Maine CDC data, the value was 52.6.
Since the outbreak in mid-March, this has also marked the highest single-day jump in the number of new coronavirus cases recorded in Maine. According to data from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highest daily increase in new cases was recorded on May 19, when 78 cases were reported.
The latest increase in coronavirus cases occurred in Waldo County and is related to the Brooks Pentecostal Church and its Lighthouse Christian College. The disease has infected at least 60 people, and nearly half of them did not attend the indoor fellowship meeting held in early October. outbreak. The number of cases in Washington County is also increasing. In the past week, the number of cases has more than doubled, and health officials have yet to find a clear source of transmission.
With the increase in cases in Maine and across the country, the Trump administration’s assistant secretary of health Brett Giroir (Brett Giroir) said that the country is at “another critical moment” in its response to the pandemic. And urge Americans to take preventive measures to prevent the spread of this virus, according to the Associated Press.
There were no new deaths reported on Wednesday, and the statewide death toll was 146. Since October 17, Maine has never recorded a coronavirus death. Almost all deaths were in people over 60 in Maine.
So far, 484 Mainers have been hospitalized with COVID-19 due to the disease caused by the coronavirus. There is currently no information available about the currently hospitalized patients.
At the same time, another 42 people were recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total to 5,441. This means there are 800 confirmed and “probable” cases in the state, compared to 766 on Tuesday. This is the largest active case seen in Maine since the pandemic began.
According to the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most cases (3,751) occurred in Maine under the age of 50, and women reported more cases than men.
As of Tuesday, there were a total of 603,565 negative test results. The latest data from the Maine CDC shows that about 1.2% of all tests returned positive.
The coronavirus has been hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,523 cases were reported, and most of the virus deaths (70 cases) were concentrated. According to the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is one of four counties, the others being Andrew Skokkin, Penobscot and York, with 855, 302 and 1,404 cases respectively.
There are two criteria for establishing community transmission: at least 10 confirmed cases, of which at least 25% are not related to known cases or travel. The second condition has not been “satisfied” in other counties.
Other reports have been reported in Aroostook (67), Franklin (77), Hancock (71), Kennebec (332), Knox (78), Lincoln (61), Oxford (164), Piscataquis (10), Sagadahoc (82) Case. , Somerset (153), Waldo (150) and Washington (57) counties.
According to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, as of Wednesday morning, the coronavirus has affected 8,781,350 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Became ill and caused 226,752 deaths. .