Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: Monday, August 3 – WCSH-WLBZ

31July 2020

Discover developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 break out as we collaborate to separate truths from worry. Monday, August 3, 2020.

MAINE, U.S.A.– KEY MAINE CORONAVIRUS REALITIES MONDAY, AUGUST 3 The Maine CDC reported an additional death on Monday, bringing

  • the state total to 124
  • : a guy in his 50s from Androscoggin County. Of the 3,970 total cases, 3,541 are validated and 429 are



Maine CDC launched the new COVID-19 numbers


  • : 3,387 HOSPITALIZATIONS: 388

Saturday’s CDC numbers CASES: 3,937 DEATHS: 123 RECOVERIES: 3,337 HOSPITALIZATIONS: 388 FRIDAY, JULY 31

The Maine CDC reported one additional death of an individual who tested favorable for COVID-19, bringing the state death total to 123. The additional death reported Friday was a guy in his

60s from Androscoggin County.

The Maine CDC has not

yet stated the age and county of the additional individual who died with COVID-19.

Of the 3,912 overall COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,499 are validated by test and 413 are likely. 388 Mainers have actually been hospitalized eventually throughout their COVID-19 disease. 3,361 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19. The Maine Department of Education upgraded its Framework for Returning to Class Guideline on Friday, and classified all

16 Maine counties as having a reasonably

low risk of COVID-19 spread.

The department said prior to launching its classifications that each county would be categorized as either green, yellow, or red zones, based on the risk of COVID-19 spread. All counties were classified as green.
The classifications were by Maine’s Health Advisory System, which is a cooperation amongst the Maine DOE
  • , the Maine Department of Health and Human Being Solutions(DHHS), and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention(Maine CDC). Here’s how the categories work: Green: relatively low threat of COVID-19 spread. Schools can consider in-person direction
  • with required health and safety measures. Yellow: elevated risk of COVID-19 spread. Schools ought to consider hybrid instructional models to try to restrict the variety of individuals in classrooms at the exact same time. Red: high danger of COVID-19 spread. In-person instruction is not recommended. The Maine DOE kept in mind that the situations could alter in between now and the official start of the academic year, and stated it will be upgraded every two weeks, acting as one piece of information that school and district leaders can use to make choices about how to

    deliver education this fall. More on this can be discovered HERE. RELATED: All 16 Maine counties get initial consent for in-person instruction in schools THE DATA Dr. Nirav Shah explained that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that someone has actually died who

    had actually been

    verified favorable with COVID-19, not the cause of death particularly. The cause of death decision is delegated the medical examiner. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, as of a couple of days earlier, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers evaluated weekly. This includes individuals checked through the state laboratory in Augusta, as well as big business screening companies like LabCorp. Dr. Shah stated today, the positivity rate is over 5%, indicating for each 100 people checked, about 5 or 6 are favorable. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15%, Maine is doing much better, Dr. Shah states. He states 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. RESOURCES

    Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background< div class= "post __ section post __ section_type_text"


    “> The official name for the coronavirus

    is” SARS-CoV-2″and the disease it causes is called” coronavirus illness 2019 “or”COVID-19” for brief. Coronavirus is a household of infections, which can infect individuals and animals. The viruses can cause the acute rhinitis or more serious illness like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

    The CDC states signs of the coronavirus consist of fever, cough, problem breathing, and sometimes aching throat.

    • The CDC says there are basic actions to require to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands frequently with soap and
    • water for at least 20 seconds or utilize alcohol-based hand sanitizer Prevent close contact with individuals who are ill
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Stay home while you’re ill and avoid 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 public approximately date on the situation in Maine

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