Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: CDC examining break out at Marshwood Center in Lewiston – WCSH-WLBZ

22July 2020

Find advancements on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak as we collaborate to different realities from worry. Thursday, July 23, 2020



The Maine CDC reported absolutely no additional deaths

of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, indicating the state death overall remains at 118.

Of the 3,737 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,334 are confirmed by test and 403 are probable.

378 Mainers have been hospitalized eventually during their COVID-19 health problem. 12 people in Maine are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 8 being treated in intensive care systems and three on ventilators.< div class= "short article __ area article __

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Maine’s present hospitalization rate is 1 per every 100,000 individuals. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, the national hospitalization rate is 17 per every 100,000 individuals. 3,239 Mainers have recuperated from COVID-19. Dr. Shah highlighted the partnership it will take between the CDC, the Maine CDC, the Maine Department of Education, and private schools in producing prepare for going back to school and learning. He said they are counting on school authorities’creativity to come up

with concepts and, in turn, the Maine CDC will deal with them to make certain their ideas remain in line with the best scientific practices. Dr. Shah said the effects of the pandemic on opioid and substance abuse in the state has yet to be totally recognized. However, he stressed that isolation takes a toll on those who are struggling and motivated all Mainers

to assist others and get assist if they require it.

“Please know that none people is alone and none people is an island,”Dr. Shah said.

The number for the Maine Crisis Hotline is 888-568-1112. Here is a list of resources from the state of Maine. New Outbreak On Thursday, the Maine CDC opened an examination into a break out at Marshwood Center

, which is a nursing home in Lewiston. Dr. Shah stated there are an overall of 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases at the facility -8 among residents and 3 amongst staff. These cases are not consisted of in Thursday’s case numbers due to the break out beingreported to Maine

CDC not long before Dr. Shah’s instruction. These 11 cases will be shown in Friday’s overall.

Outbreak Updates The American Roots making center in Portland simply finished its second round of universal screening among all employees

and personnel. Dr. Shah said they have actually received results for 90 of the 94 tests that were taken and of those 90, every one was negative.

There have actually been no new cases reported at the Walmart in Presque Island since three cases among staff members were reported

on Tuesday. Dr. Shah is checking out whether the outbreak stemmed from contractors working in the area of the store.

Closed Outbreaks

  • Dr. Shah announced Thursday that the following outbreaks have actually been closed:
  • Bath Iron Works, where there had actually been three cases Cape Seafood in Saco, where there had actually been 10 cases

Falmouth by the Sea, where there had been a total of 75 cases 1.4 million seek out of work help, very first boost because March

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 The Maine CDC reported no extra deaths of individuals who checked favorable for COVID-19, implying the state death overall stays at 118. The Maine CDC reported 21 additional validated cases Wednesday. Nevertheless, the overall case count remained the exact same: 3,723. So, why is this? On Tuesday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah stated 19 favorable cases coming from a Maine summer season camp, which were reported over the weekend, were identified to be negative upon a retest. Those tests are now considered negative, which is reflected in Wednesday’s case totals. This, and other revisions that arised from case investigations by the CDC, are the factor for no net gain

in cases in Maine in between Tuesday and Wednesday. Simply put, Maine CDC investigations

  • into formerly reported cases resulted in some being gotten rid of from cumulative case counts: 4 verified cases found to be residents of other

states 24 likely cases( consisting of 19 from the camp) were ruled to be” not a case ” This is why there is gain of 21 verified case(25

  • minus 4)but a net gain of no total cases: +21 validated cases -21 possible Of the 3,723 COVID-19 total COVID-19 cases
  • in Maine, 3,321 are confirmed by test and 402 are probable. 377 Mainers have been hospitalized eventually throughout their COVID-19 illness. 3,216 Mainers have actually recovered from COVID-19. As the Maine CDC examinations into cases reported July 21 continue, the number for that date in the”new everyday cases” metric will likely alter. Information posted by the Maine CDC on Thursday, July 23, will show any modifications that arise from investigations of those cases and any other formerly reported cases for which brand-new info appears.

    TUESDAY UPDATES THE DATA Dr. Nirav Shah made clear that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that somebody has died who had been validated positive with COVID-19, not the cause of death specifically. The cause of death determination is left to the medical examiner. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, since a couple of days earlier, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers tested each week. This consists of people evaluated through the state laboratory in Augusta, along with large industrial screening companies like LabCorp. Dr. Shah stated right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, implying for every 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 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 must increase two or three-fold.


    Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background The main name for the coronavirus is”SARS-CoV-2″and the disease it triggers is called”coronavirus disease 2019″or “COVID-19″for brief. Coronavirus is a family of infections, which can infect people and animals. The viruses can trigger the cold or more major illness like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

    The CDC says signs of the coronavirus include fever, cough, trouble breathing, and sometimes sore throat.

    • The CDC states there are easy actions 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 Prevent close contact with people who are ill
    • Avoid 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 Illness Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding daily coronavirus instructions with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the general public as much as date on the circumstance in Maine

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