Maine CDC reports 151 brand-new coronavirus cases, two more deaths – Press Herald

15November 2020

The Maine Center for Illness Control and Prevention on Sunday reported 151 cases of the unique coronavirus and two more deaths, a 6th day of brand-new overalls above 100 across Maine.

Health authorities recently consistently warned that Maine– and the country– were experiencing rapid development in COVID-19 cases, a situation that threatens to overwhelm medical facilities. Mainers can do their part to prevent the spread by using masks, authorities said.

Maine’s cumulative cases increased to 8,944 on Sunday, a net increase of 153 considering that Saturday. Of those cumulative cases, 8,006 have actually been verified by testing and 938 are thought about possible cases of COVID-19.

The reported number of new cases on Sunday– 151– is less than the distinction in day-to-day overalls because the Maine CDC revises its varieties of cumulative overall cases based upon the number of “possible” cases later test unfavorable, and on the results of contact tracing examinations.

One hundred sixty-five people have passed away with COVID-19 in Maine, and 6,681 have actually recovered from the illness. Maine had 2,098 active cases on Sunday, an increase of more than 500 over the previous week.

A male in his 80s from Kennebec County and a lady in her 80s from Somerset County were the state’s latest fatalities, according to the Maine CDC.

Maine’s seven-day average of new daily cases reached 182.9 on Sunday– an all-time high. On Friday, Maine saw its highest single-day increase in cases– 243– after 2 weeks that saw that record consistently broken.

Hospitalizations have actually increased precipitously too, reaching 67 across the state on Saturday. A lot of the current hospital patients remain in central and eastern Maine, nevertheless, compared to last spring, when southern Maine hospitals saw the brunt of the concern.

On the other hand, the number of people gathering unemployment in Maine is higher than it has actually been in 17 years. Almost 43,000 people are submitting claims, more than during the 2009 economic downturn.

The University of Maine System on Sunday reported 43 cases of COVID-19, 3 more in total than it had throughout its eight schools on Saturday. One brand-new case was found each at the University of Maine in Orono and at the University of Southern Maine.

That leaves UMaine with 30 active cases, USM with three, the Augusta and Fort Kent campuses with 2 each, and one case each at the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of Maine at Machias and the University of Maine at Presque Island.

Six of those 43 active cases are among dormitory trainees, administrators said in their everyday public upgrade Sunday.

County by county in Maine because the beginning of the pandemic, there have actually been 1,183 coronavirus cases in Androscoggin, 86 in Aroostook, 3,219 in Cumberland, 151 in Franklin, 167 in Hancock, 566 in Kennebec, 162 in Knox, 106 in Lincoln, 230 in Oxford, 483 in Penobscot, 24 in Piscataquis, 115 in Sagadahoc, 332 in Somerset, 194 in Waldo, 146 in Washington, and 1,777 in York.

By age, 12.8 percent of patients were under 20, while 17.9 percent were in their 20s, 15.1 percent were in their 30s, 13.2 percent remained in their 40s, 15.7 percent were in their 50s, 11.5 percent were in their 60s, 7.4 percent remained in their 70s, and 6.3 percent were 80 or older.

Females still comprise a minor majority of cases, at simply under 51 percent.

Upgraded hospital capacity data weren’t readily available on Sunday. Of the 67 clients with COVID-19 in Maine healthcare facilities since 11 a.m. Saturday, 23 were in extensive care and seven were on ventilators. The state had 108 intensive care unit beds available of a total 387, and 238 ventilators offered of 315. There were likewise 444 alternative ventilators.

All over the world on Sunday evening, there were 54.2 million known cases of COVID-19 and more than 1.3 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States had 11 million cases and over 246,000 deaths.

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