Real-time Maine coronavirus daily updates for Sunday, June 21 – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

20June 2020

The Maine CDC is reporting 19 brand-new cases of COVID-19. Of the 2,957 total cases, 2,629 are verified and 328 are possible. 2,391 Mainers have recuperated and 102 have actually passed away with COVID-19.

The Maine CDC is reporting 25 brand-new cases of COVID-19. Of the 2,938 total cases, 2,610 are validated and 328 are likely. 2,380 Mainers have recovered and 102 have died with COVID-19.

Dr. Nirav Shah made clear that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that someone has died who had actually been confirmed positive with COVID-19, not the cause of death specifically. The cause of death determination is left to the medical inspector. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav

Shah, since a few days back, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers evaluated weekly. This includes people evaluated through the state laboratory in Augusta, along with big business screening companies like LabCorp. Dr. Shah stated right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, indicating for each 100 individuals checked, about 5 or 6 are positive. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15%, Maine is doing much better, Dr. Shah says. He says he wishes to see Maine’s positivity rate around 2%, which is what South Korea’s is. To do that, Dr. Shah says testing should increase two or three-fold. Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background The official name for the coronavirus is”SARS-CoV-2″and the illness it causes is called”coronavirus illness 2019″

or” COVID-19 “for short. Coronavirus is a household of viruses, which can contaminate people and animals. The infections can cause the common cold or more serious diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. The CDC states symptoms of the coronavirus consist of fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and in many cases sore throat.

The CDC says there are simple steps to take to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19: Source: newscentermaine.com

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