Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: Friday, August 7 – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

7August 2020

The Maine CDC reported zero additional deaths of people with COVID-19, indicating the state death overall remains at 124.

Of the 4,014 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,599 are validated by test and 415 are likely.

393 Mainers have actually been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 disease.

3,479 Mainers have actually recuperated from COVID-19.

Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that somebody has died who had been verified favorable with COVID-19, not the cause of death particularly. The cause of death decision is left to the medical inspector. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, as of a couple of days ago, there were approximately 2,900 Mainers checked each week. This consists of people evaluated through the state lab in Augusta, as well as large business testing companies like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, suggesting for each 100 individuals evaluated, about 5 or 6 are positive. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15 %, Maine is doing better, Dr. Shah states. He says he ‘d like 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 illness 2019″or”COVID-19 “for brief.

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can contaminate people and animals. The viruses can cause the acute rhinitis or more severe illness like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. The CDC states signs of the coronavirus include fever, cough, trouble breathing, and sometimes aching throat. The CDC states there are basic steps to take to minimize the possible spread

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