Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: Maine CDC keeping an eye on 6 outbreaks, closes 5 others – WCSH-WLBZ

12August 2020

Find developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 break out as we work together to separate realities from worry. Thursday, August 13, 2020.

MAINE, U.S.A.– SECRET MAINE CORONAVIRUS FACTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 The Maine CDC reported absolutely no extra deaths

of people with COVID-19, implying the state death total remains at 126.

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__ text “readability =”35”> 395 Mainers have been hospitalized at

some point throughout their COVID-19 disease. 11 people in Maine are presently hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 5 being dealt with in extensive care systems and three on ventilators. 3,592 Mainers have recuperated from COVID-19. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah kept in mind that Thursday’s rundown was his 100th. He said he began working for Maine CDC about 400 days ago, so roughly a quarter of his days in Maine have included instruction the people of Maine. He thanked the individuals across the state of Maine for making the state’s COVID-19 action possible. “At a time when science collectively must be our North Star, what’s unfortunate is that it’s not everywhere across the country. But what we ought to all feel proud about is that it’s clear, in Maine, clinical concepts indicate something. Science matters, and it matters in Maine,”Dr. Shah stated.

” On a more personal note, I am truly gratified and honored for the reaction and assistance that folks all across Maine have shown to me and my family in our first 400 days as Maine individuals,” Dr. Shah added.” It’s genuinely heartfelt and, for us, strengthens that moving to Maine was quite the ideal choice. However I believe what’s more important is what that heartwarming reaction informs you about Maine itself. Think of that. The reality that a brown person with a funny name from a distant state could move here 400 days earlier and now be seen by at least some folks as an honest broker of clinical info says far more about the character of Maine people than it does about me.”

Closed Outbreak The break out at

Corsetti’s dining establishment in Westbrook has actually been closed, after a total of four cases. The outbreak at Orono Commons has been closed, after a total of 10


The outbreak at the Goodwill warehouse has been closed, after a total of 4 cases.

The break out at the Houlton Ambulance Service has actually been closed. Farm Break Out Updates

There are now a total of 12 cases amongst employees at Hancock Foods in Hancock. There are now a total of 5 cases at Wyman’s blueberry farm in Milbridge. There are now a total of 13 cases at Merrill Blueberry Farms in Ellsworth.

Maine CDC has been dealing with these farms to perform numerous rounds of testing. Other Break out Updates There is now a total of 41 cases at the Marshwood Center in Lewiston-26 among residents and 15 amongst staff. There are an overall of 15 cases at Central Maine Medical Center. There are now a total of five cases amongst employee at

Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco. This is now the 2nd break out at the facility. The first one was ultimately closed by Maine CDC. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 The Maine CDC reported zero extra deaths of people with COVID-19, indicating the state death overall remains at 126. Of the 4,070 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,662 are validated by test and 408 are probable. 394 Mainers have been hospitalized at some time during their COVID-19 illness. 3,579 Mainers have actually recovered from COVID-19.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY UPDATES THE DATA Dr. Nirav Shah made clear 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 specifically. The cause of death determination is delegated the medical inspector. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, since a couple of days back, there were approximately 2,900 Mainers checked each week. This includes people tested 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 %, meaning for every single 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 states he ‘d like 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. RESOURCES Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background

The official name for the coronavirus is “SARS-CoV-2″and the disease it causes is named”coronavirus illness 2019 “or”COVID-19” for short. Coronavirus is a household of viruses, which can contaminate people and animals. The viruses can cause the cold or more serious illness like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19


  • The CDC states symptoms of the coronavirus consist of fever, cough, trouble breathing, and in many cases aching throat. The CDC says there are basic actions to require to
  • lower the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer Avoid close contact with people who are sick Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with
  • unwashed hands Stay home while you’re sick and prevent close contact with others The Maine Centers for Illness Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding everyday coronavirus briefings with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public up to date on the situation in Maine

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