Maine CDC reports 224 extra cases, 2 extra deaths Friday – WCSH-WLBZ

19November 2020

Find advancements on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak as we collaborate to separate facts from fear. Saturday, November 21, 2020.

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“> SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Maine has now struck the 10,000 coronavirus case mark. The Maine CDC reported one extra death

of a Mainer with COVID-19. The state death toll stands at 174. The Maine CDC reported 142 extra validated, 165 including possible,

COVID-19 cases Saturday. Of the 10,123 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 9,075 of these cases are confirmed by tests and 1,048 are probable. 636 Mainers have actually been hospitalized at

some point during their COVID-19


7,713 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 The Maine CDC reported 2 additional

deaths of people with COVID-19. The state death toll

stands at 173.

The Maine CDC reported 224 extra COVID-19 cases Friday. Of the 9,958 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 8,933 of these cases are validated by tests and 1,025 are possible.< div class=" short article __ area post__ section_type_text energy __ text”readability=”32″> 628 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point throughout their COVID-19 diseases. 7,590 Mainers have recuperated from COVID-19. The Maine CDC is arranged to supply a state coronavirus update at 2 p.m. Friday. NEWS CENTER Maine will stream it live on air,

along with on our website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and mobile app. Friday Coronavirus Instruction The two additional individuals with

COVID-19 who have actually died are a man in his 80s from Androscoggin County and a woman in her 70s from Somerset County.

  • Currently, 90 individuals
  • in Maine are hospitalized with COVID-19; of those, 45 remain in extensive care, 14 more than the other day, and 12 individuals are
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  • =”33″ > On Thursday, the Maine CDC opened 11 brand-new outbreak examinations: The Becket House at Belgrade: 4 cases
  • Calais Primary School: 4 cases

Caravel Middle School: 3 cases The Church of Faith in Skowhegan: 3 cases Eric L. Knowlton School in Berwick: 3 cases Hibbard Assisted Living Home in Dover-Foxcroft:

  • 3 cases Lewiston Intermediate School: 3 cases
  • Maine Dept. of Transport, western region center in Wilton: 3 cases
  • Peak Health Care in Canton: 5 cases
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  • “> On Friday, the Maine CDC has actually opened nine new outbreak investigations:
  • Bath Iron Functions: 10 cases Dielectric in Raymond: 4 cases

Great to Grow Childcare in Elliot: 3 cases Southern Maine Healthcare Goodall Healthcare facility mental health system building and construction website: 4 cases Greene Central School: 4 cases Marshwood High School in South Berwick: 3 cases Upper Kennebec High School: 8 cases Volunteers of America center: 3 cases Windham High School: 3 cases Shah states the variety of schools on the above lists”might be something that is disturbing.”

However, Shah says the Maine CDC has actually “not seen considerable or sustained transmission within schools, and that’s a good idea. “”But that may change as rates of neighborhood transmission increase.” Shah says the reality it has been restricted to date, is not only simply a good thing, it’s also not an accident. He states it’s a direct outcome of the work school administrators, staff, and instructors have actually carried out and continue to carry out. RELATED: York County now ‘yellow,’ Knox County returned to’ green ‘in most current DOE designations The seven-day positivity

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area short article __ section_type_text utility __ text “readability=” 36″ > The testing volume remains at a high and robust value, Shah states, with 646 tests per 100,000 people. “Holiday security suggests something much different this year than it did last year, “Shah said.”Whatever is changed. And as we’ve spoken about, the world has actually turned upside down compared to where we

were a year back. … But what’s also various is the method which COVID itself has altered just throughout the pandemic.” Shah says as human beings, often our initial impression of something, like COVID, is the lasting impression, and new truths that

emerge get brushed away as”sound.””But in some cases we need to acknowledge that the principles of what we

were at first presented with have altered, sometimes, rather significantly. “”We were for so many months used to seeing COVID-19 as a serious phenomenon in other states, but now, it is a phenomenon that is extreme in our state, “Shah said.”Earlier in the pandemic, what was for much of us an abstract principle, is now extremely genuine. We require, today as a state, to upgrade our understanding so that we can upgrade our habits. If we don’t do something various, nothing is going to change. We will stay on this trajectory of increasing cases, which each passing day will make it harder and more difficult to put a cover on things.”

Shah said while it might seem like the CDC keeps shifting its guidelines. “However to be totally candid with you, that is precisely what we need to be doing

.” Shah keeps in mind there are more people now in the hospital due to coronavirus than

there ever were before, and single-day case increases of over 200 each day.”I understand this may frighten you– that is not my objective. I’m simply laying it all out. I’m being transparent with you so you can value the severity of what we are dealing with. We are

at an important turning point.”

“Your actions matter. Possibly more than you realize, and most certainly more than they ever have in the past.” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 The Maine CDC reported one additional death of an individual with COVID-19, bringing the state death

toll to 171. The additional death reported is a woman in her 40s from Kennebec County.

The Maine CDC reported 215 additional cases Thursday. Of the 9,734 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 8,732 are verified by tests and 1,002 are probable.

613 Mainers have actually been hospitalized at some time during their COVID-19 health problems.

7,403 Mainers have recuperated from COVID-19. Wednesday Coronavirus Instruction Gov. Janet Mills is leading Wednesday’s coronavirus rundown with Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah and Maine DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew. Gov. Mills began the rundown Wednesday by comparing where Maine stood in regards to the pandemic just last month and where we stand today. A month back, Maine’s seven-day positivity rate was around 0.58 percent– today, it

‘s now 2.66 percent.”The winter season surge that we were cautioned about, it’s not simply coming– it’s here. And it’s broadening, it’s growing every day,

“Mills stated.

As the infection continues to rise in Maine and the households will be gathering for the vacations, Mills urged Mainers to re-think their travel and event strategies. ” Maine people require to ask themselves, ‘Do I need to take this trip?’if the response is truthfully’ No, ‘do not go,”she said. She likewise urged people to continue doing what they can to avoid the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask, clean your hands, and see your distance.”To the doubters who might hear this message, might not wish to hear this message, I desire you to

know that declining to follow public health guidance doesn’t injure me personally … you’re not going to anger me,” Mills said. Mills stated who is getting hurt is the small business owner, the health care worker, the grandparent in an assisted living home who wants to hug their grandchild.

“Think about them when you decide whether or not to wear a mask. “” If you like this nation, if you love this state, I ask you: Use a mask. It’s what real patriots do. It’s what Maine individuals do.” The four additional deaths of individuals with COVID-19 are: a female in her 90s from Knox County, a man in his 80s from Kennebec County, a lady in her 80s from York County, and a guy

in his 90s from York County.

Just in the past 30 days along, 123 individuals

have been hospitalized with COVID-19, Shah said. Presently, 85 people remain in the health center, representing an increase of 12 hospitalizations just given that yesterday. Of those presently hospitalized, 30 individuals remain in intensive care, and 10 individuals are on ventilators.

  • Outbreak Updates Just in the past day and a half, the Maine CDC has opened six brand-new break out investigations: BMW facility in Westbrook: 4 overall cases Bowdoin College: Cases among three trainees and one staff
  • member The Mooring on Foreside memory care center in Cumberland Foreside: 2 cases among residents, and
  • one case among personnel

    Berlin City Auto: 3 cases Huntington Common in Kennebunk: Four cases among homeowners, and 4 cases among staff Paris Primary School: 3 cases among students Commissioner Lambrew The Maine Department of Health and Human Being Services (DHHS) revealed today that it will provide extra financial backing to nursing facilities for routine COVID-19 screening of their staff. Through MaineCare, DHHS will assist to compensate nursing centers for their expenses to conduct this surveillance testing utilizing business laboratories. This investment of an estimated $ 8 million in State and Federal funds over the coming months will assist secure homeowners and staff from the quiet spread of this lethal illness.

    The Department likewise announced that all certified nursing centers in Maine now have access to Link to Care Jobs, a portal where centers can connect with certified task candidates.

    ” Offering broadened support for nursing centers throughout this rise in COVID-19 in Maine is important to assist the hardworking frontline workers look after themselves and residents of retirement home,” Lambrew stated. “The financing and staffing resources add to the assistance Maine has provided to protect a few of our most susceptible residents.”

    Additionally, Lambrew revealed that the University of Maine at Machias is ending up being the Maine DHHS’s newest”swab and send out “website, providing complimentary COVID-19 tests to individuals who believe they require a test, despite signs and without the requirement for a recommendation from a health service provider.

    Screening will be available on Mondays from twelve noon to 4 p.m. by consultation starting Monday, Nov. 23 and will continue at the Machias school through a minimum of the week of Jan. 25, 2021, when in-person guideline resumes throughout the University of Maine System for the spring term.

    RELATED: New’swab and send’evaluating website at the University of Maine at Machias will be open to public RESOURCES Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background The main name for the coronavirus is “SARS-CoV-2″and the illness it

    triggers is named”coronavirus disease

    2019″or”COVID-19 “for brief.

    Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can contaminate people and animals. The viruses can trigger the cold or more major diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. The CDC states symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, problem breathing, and in

    some cases aching throat.

    The CDC states there are simple steps to require to lower the possible spread of COVID-19:

    NEWS CENTER Maine YouTube COVID-19 Playlist


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