Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: CDC reports outbreak at Pine Point Center in Scarborough – WCSH-WLBZ

5August 2020

Discover developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 break out as we work together to separate truths from fear. Thursday, August 6, 2020.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 The Maine CDC reported absolutely no extra deaths of people with COVID-19, suggesting the state death total remains at 124.

Of the 3,997 overall COVID-19

cases in Maine, 3,582 are verified by test and 415 are probable

. 907 of Maine’s total cases have been among health care employees. 390 Mainers have been hospitalized

at some point during their COVID-19 health problem. 11 individuals in Maine are presently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 3 in extensive care units and one on a ventilator. 3,475 Mainers have recuperated from COVID-19. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah compared using a face mask to going on a diet. I’s something that forces you to change your lifestyle and it’s not pleasant. However when you do it, you see outcomes. And Dr. Shah said Maine is seeing great outcomes compared to the remainder of the U.S. Preserving distance from others and wearing a mask are 2 things Dr. Shah said all Mainers can accomplish, and they’re the two most important steps in slowing the spread.

“Although things in Maine have been encouraging to date, the factor that they have been motivating is because of that stringent diet plan that all of us have been sticking to. Diet plans are not fun, they’re challenging, nobody likes being on them. But the reason that we look great today is due to the fact that of that diet that we’ve been on, beginning in March, all through the summer season,” Dr. Shah stated. “We can’t let up right now. We’ve got a chance to keep our numbers low considered that we understand that COVID-19 rates are rising in other states extremely nearby us. There is still the danger that COVID-19 rates in Maine might spike however we have actually got within our power the tools to keep those numbers as low as possible.”

Dr. Shah was asked what Maine CDC’s procedure would be if a child tests favorable in a Maine school. He laid out the following 3 things they would take into account:-What to do with the kid – Maine CDC would make sure the kid is separated, removed from the school setting, and offered screening (for COVID-19 and other diseases that might display similar signs)

-What to do with contacts of the kid -In many cases a child’s close contacts could be a whole classroom or perhaps more. Those kids will need to quarantine and will require to be evaluated if they establish signs.

< div class="post __ section short article __ section_type_text”readability =”33 “>- What to do with the school -Anybody who entered into contact with the kid would need to be provided testing and kept an eye on for symptoms of COVID-19.

Dr. Shah said if the occurrence of COVID-19 in a particular state is higher than that of Maine, the likelihood of a person from that state raising the danger to Maine individuals is higher. If the frequency of COVID-19 is lower in another state than it remains in Maine, the risk to Maine people is not raised. This is the primary principle that Maine CDC and the Mills’ administration have actually utilized in exempting travelers from specific states, according to Dr. Shah.

Closed Outbreak Maine CDC has closed the outbreak( suggesting an outbreak is no longer considered to be occurring at the center)at The Mooring on Foreside, an assisted living facility in Falmouth. There had been a total of 6 cases at the center.

New Outbreak At the Pine Point Center in Scarborough, 2 locals and 2 employee have actually evaluated positive. The facility will be performing additional rounds of testing and Dr. Shah stated even more outcomes will be offered in the coming days.

Break out Updates There are a total of 11 cases at Hancock Foods in Hancock. At Merrill Blueberry Farms in Ellsworth, there are a total of nine cases. At Wyman’s Farm in Milbridge, there are an overall of four cases.

There are now a total of 15 cases at Central Maine Medical Center.< div class ="post __ section article __ section_type_text" readability=

“34”> At the Marshwood Center in Lewiston, there are now a total of 25

cases-16 amongst locals and nine amongst personnel. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 The Maine CDC reported one extra death of someone in Maine with COVID-19, bringing the state death total to 124. The additional death reported Wednesday was a woman in her 70s from Cumberland County, according to Maine CDC Communications Director Robert Long.

Of the 3,992 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,568 are validated by test and 424 are likely. 390 Mainers have been hospitalized at some time throughout their COVID-19 illness. 3,456 Mainers have actually recuperated from COVID-19. THE DATA Dr. Nirav Shah explained that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that someone has died who had actually been validated positive with COVID-19, not the cause of death particularly. The cause of death determination is delegated the medical examiner. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, as of a few days back, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers evaluated every week. This includes people evaluated through the state lab in Augusta, in addition to big business testing business like LabCorp. Dr. Shah stated today, the positivity rate is over 5%, indicating for every single 100 people evaluated, 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 says screening needs to increase 2 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 brief. Coronavirus is a household of infections, which can infect people and animals. The infections can trigger the common cold or more severe diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

The CDC states symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, trouble breathing, and in many cases sore throat.

  • The CDC says there are easy actions to take to decrease the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands frequently with soap and
  • water for a minimum of 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer Prevent close contact with individuals who are ill
  • Prevent touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay at home while you’re sick and avoid close contact with others
  • The Maine Centers for Illness Control (CDC) revealed on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding day-to-day coronavirus instructions with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the general public up to date on the scenario in Maine

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