Discover developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak as we interact to different facts from worry. Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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- section_type_text utility __ text”> As of Tuesday, Maine CDC reported 597 extra COVID-19, coronavirus cases, and 9 extra reported deaths given that Monday. 369 Mainers have actually died out of 26,565 total COVID-19 cases. 22,448 of these cases are validated by tests and 4,117 are probable. 1,117 Mainers have been hospitalized at some time during their diseases, 11,582 Mainers have finished COVID seclusion.
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- TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 The Maine CDC reported 9 extra deaths of individuals with COVID-19. The state death toll stands at 369 deaths. The extra deaths reported Tuesday were:
A male in his 80s from Aroostook County A female in her 80s from Aroostook County A man in his 70s from Cumberland County A man in his 70s from Cumberland
County A guy in his 70s from Penobscot County A woman in her 70s from Somerset County A female in her 70s from York County A man
in his 80s from York County A female in her 90s from York County A woman in her 90s from York County The Maine CDC reported
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> MONDAY, JANUARY 4 The Maine CDC reported one extra death of an individual with COVID-19. The state death toll stands at 360 deaths. The Maine CDC reported 376 extra
Of the 25,968 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 21,998 are verified by
tests and 3,970 are probable. 180 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine, with 47 being treated in extensive care systems and 20 on ventilators.
11,548 Mainers have actually completed COVID seclusion. The Maine CDC is arranged to offer a state coronavirus update at 2 p.m. Monday. NEWS CENTER Maine will stream it survive on air, along with on our site, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and mobile app.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah leads the first briefing of 2021 Monday afternoon, providing updates on where Maine stands in regards to vaccinations and the continued fight versus COVID-19.
Currently, 186 Mainers remain in the medical facility with COVID-19; 51 of whom are in the ICU, and 23 of whom are on a ventilator. Cumulatively,
1,107 people have actually been hospitalized. The seven-day weighted PCR test positivity rate in Maine is 6.3 percent, with a volume of 440 tests per 100,000 individuals.
The antigen positivity rate stands at 6.3 percent with a volume of 114 for every 100,000 people. Shah keeps in mind that the increase in positivity rates over the previous three months is proof”the infection is still very much with us.”Simply in the current
few weeks, that positivity rate has actually increased significantly. Fourteen days ago, the PCR positivity rate in Maine was 4.15 percent. At the same time, Maine has had a slight boost in the variety of new positive lab results that are created every day.
Today, that number is at 355 on a 14-day moving average.
- In the 2 weeks prior to that, it was at 336.
- New break outs of note: Northern Light Heart and Lung Rehabilitation Center in Presque Isle: Four cases Marshwood Center in Lewiston: 18 cases Mercy Home in Aroostook County: 9 cases. Mount St. Joseph’s Rehab in
- Waterville: 4 cases Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent: 6 cases Schooner Estates Senior Living, a memory care provider in Auburn: 4 cases
Shah says much of the news break out investigations the
Maine CDC has actually opened in the past week have been in Aroostook County.
Vaccination updates: Since Monday morning, an overall of 33,425 vaccine dosages have been administered across Maine in the very first few weeks of vaccination efforts. Of those, 18 have received their second dosage. Those numbers are expected to continue to increase in the coming weeks.
“This is fantastic news, and for me, was a terrific piece of data on which to begin this new year,”Shah stated.
Nearly 1,600 of the 33,425 individuals who have been immunized up until now are among EMS clinicians. Shah says the Maine CDC and U.S.
CDC continue to advise face coverings and physical distancing even after you have actually gotten the
vaccine till more is known. Shah says the new variant strain of COVID-19 is worrying.”It is likely a matter of time prior to it gets here in the northeast, not to mention in Maine. As an outcome, I want everyone to
know this, and to begin getting ready for it today, “Shah says. He explains all infections mutate and those mutations result in new stress that vary from their ancestor stress. Shah states that’s just what infections do and will continue to do. A lot of coronavirus stress don’t essentially alter how the infection behaves or affects us. However, in recent weeks, at least one newly-recognized strain, the B-117 stress, has been revealed to have a number of changes that are altering the method the infection behaves in essential ways. This brand-new stress has been discovered in many nations, most especially the U.K., along with in a minimum of three states: Colorado, California, and now Florida.
In Maine, the Maine CDC has actually been actively trying to find the new stress in partnership with the U.S. CDC andJackson Labs. It has actually not been found in Maine yet, Shah states.”Although it effectively exist at low levels, hence undiscovered, we continue to actively look for that pressure,” Shah stated.
The most important thing to understand today about this new stress, Shah says, is that it seems to spread out more easily and rapidly than other strains. That means your danger of being infected is greater with this new stress than it was with previous stress. If you are contaminated with this new pressure, you are therefore most likely to spread it to others.
Fortunately: People who are infected with this new pressure do not appear to have more extreme illness than as with the other stress that are currently distributing. In addition, it’s also most likely the vaccines we currently have and are developing will still be extremely reliable against this new stress, although that requires to be extremely monitored.
If more people are infected with the brand-new stress, mathematically there will be more hospitalizations, Shah says
, in addition to potentially more deaths.
“No virus can make you ill if it can’t get to you in the first place,”Shah stated,”and deal with coverings plus physical distancing considerably decrease the possibility that the infection will get to you in the very first place.”
Shah states what you can do right now to get ready for the new stress, is to double down on those bedrock principles. Eventually the vaccine will be our best defense versus this pressure and all others, however today it can not be our only defense, Shah says.
More Monday updates: SUNDAY, JANUARY 3 The Maine CDC reported one extra death of a Mainer with COVID-19. The state death toll stands at 359 deaths. The Maine CDC reported 347 extra COVID-19 cases.
- Of the 25,592 total COVID-19
- cases in Maine, 21,693 are confirmed
- by tests and 3,899 are likely.
- Cumulative reported vaccinations=32,995 Overall currently hospitalized = 190 In vital care
=47 On a ventilator=20 Readily available vital care
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- ” > SATURDAY, JANUARY 2 The Maine CDC reported 7 extra deaths
- of people with COVID-19. The state death toll stands at 358 deaths.
- The Mainers that have actually passed away consist of: A lady in her 80s from Cumberland County A guy in his 70s from Cumberland County A man in his 70s from Cumberland County A lady in her 80s from Cumberland County A male in his 60s from Cumberland County A lady in
her 70s from Cumberland County A lady in her 90s from York County
- The Maine CDC reported 344 extra COVID-19 cases. Of the 25,245 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 21,412 are validated by tests and 3,833 are possible.
- Cumulative reported vaccinations = 32,090 Overall presently hospitalized =188 In critical care=46 On a
- ventilator = 17 Offered important care beds=
101 Total vital care beds=382 Available ventilators=223 Total ventilators= 320 Alternative ventilators =443 The next Maine CDC state coronavirus upgrade is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4. BRAND-NEW YEARS WEEK CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
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