Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 updates for Tuesday, July 28 – WCSH-WLBZ

27July 2020

Discover developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 break out as we collaborate to different facts from fear. Tuesday, July 28, 2020



Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah and Maine Department of Health and Human Being Providers Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew provide coronavirus updates in a remote instruction


Of the 3,838 overall cases, 882 are among health care employees; 815 of those healthcare employees

have recovered and none have actually passed away with COVID-19. At the Marshwood Center in Lewiston, there are now 21 total cases: 13 residents and eight personnel

members. The center is going through another round of screening on Tuesday. The Maine CDC has actually identified 3 newoutbreaks: Sappi Paper Mill in Westbrook– On Monday night the Maine CDC heard of a third case connected with the mill. The Maine CDC is working with management to supply more extensive screening throughout the

  • center. Central Maine Medical Center— There are 12 overall cases: 10 are amongst personnel and 2 among patients. Dr. Shah says the break out appears to have actually been presented into CMMC by a client. As soon as the Maine CDC became conscious of the break out, they stated they worked with the hospital to test and offer guidance on infection control practices. This is the second instance of an outbreak of COVID-19 at a hospital; Maine General formerly had a break out.
  • Hancock Foods— There are five cases amongst workers at Hancock Foods, a facility in Hancock that processes and packages blueberries. Dr. Shah says because of the timing of when the cases were reported to the Maine CDC, these 5 cases are not included in today’s case count. They will, nevertheless, be consisted of in the event count updates for Wednesday.
  • Dr. Shah says Maine’s 7-day positivity rate is 1.08% throughout the state. For contrast, thirty days ago Maine’s 7-day positivity rate

    was 1.95 %and nationally that number is around 9 %. In Maine, the screening rate presently stands at 179 tests per 100,000 individuals, translating to an

    average of 2,400 tests per day over the last 7 days. Dr. Shah says because the Maine CDC began tracking COVID-19 numbers back in March, there have been 145 positives tests amongst people who have listed their state of house as beyond Maine. Dr. Shah states that’s 145 out of 149,869 PRC tests reported statewide.

    Maine DHHS Commissioner Lambrew offers an upgrade on the State’s policy on out of state tourists coming into Maine. The State keeps the worth of screening, Lambrew states. Lambrew discusses she and the Administration feel the screening schedule in Maine is good, with an increased number of ‘swab and send’ testing websites coming online this week, and likewise says the testing requirements are “solid.”

    As of Tuesday, Lambrew states no extra states are being contributed to the exemption list. Currently, the states exempt from travel limitations are New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, New York City, and New

    Jersey. Lambrew states that does not imply travelers from states like Massachusetts and Rhode Island can’t concern Maine, however if they do they need to follow the requirements to quarantine or supply evidence of a current negative test.

    RELATED: Maine Governor Janet Mills asks why GOP members’care more about Massachusetts cash than the life of a Maine person’ Lambrew stated they are ruling out repealing their policy for Massachusetts and Rhode Island travelers as Republican lawmakers required on Monday. Lambrew says the State is reevaluating its policy on big events of more than 50 people outdoors based on information.

    The Maine CDC reported two extra deaths of individuals who

    checked positive for COVID-19: a female in her 70s from Lincoln County and a guy in his 70s from Androscoggin County. An overall of 121 have actually died with COVID-19 in Maine.

    Of the 3,838 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,433 are confirmed by test, and 405 are possible.

    384 Mainers have been hospitalized eventually during their COVID-19 disease. 3,319 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah and Maine Department of Health and Human Providers Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew will hold a briefing remotely today at 2 pm. NEWS CENTER Maine will stream the briefing live on air, on our site, mobile app, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. MONDAY JULY 27 The Maine CDC reported absolutely no extra deaths of individuals who evaluated favorable for

    COVID-19, suggesting the state death total stays at 119.

    Of the 3,832 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,422 are confirmed by test and 410 are probable. 383 Mainers have

    been hospitalized eventually during their COVID-19 disease. 3,292 Mainers have recuperated from COVID-19. WEEKEND UPDATE THE DATA Dr. Nirav Shah made clear that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that someone has died who had actually been verified favorable with COVID-19, not the cause of death particularly. The cause of death decision is left to the medical examiner. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, as of a few days back, there were approximately 2,900 Mainers checked every week. This includes people tested through the state lab in Augusta, in addition to large business screening companies like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, implying for each 100 individuals evaluated, about 5 or 6 are favorable. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15%, Maine is doing much better, Dr. Shah states. He says he wishes to see Maine’s positivity rate around 2%, which is what South Korea’s is. To do that, Dr. Shah states testing needs to increase two or three-fold.


    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 household of infections, which can contaminate individuals and animals. The viruses can trigger the common cold or more serious diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

    The CDC states signs of the coronavirus include fever, cough, problem breathing, and in some cases aching throat.

    • The CDC states there are basic steps to take to lower the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands typically with soap and
    • water for at least 20 seconds or utilize alcohol-based hand sanitizer Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Prevent touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Stay home while you’re ill and prevent close contact with others
    • The Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding everyday coronavirus briefings with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public approximately date on the scenario in Maine

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