Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: Thursday, August 20 – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

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Find developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 break out as we work together to separate realities from fear. Thursday, August 20, 2020.

MAINE, U.S.A.– KEY MAINE CORONAVIRUS FACTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 Maine CDC reported one extra

death of an individual with COVID-19, bringing the state death overall to 128.

The death revealed Thursday was a lady in her 80s from York County. Of the 4,253 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,812 are validated by test and 441 are likely. 405 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 illness. Seven individuals in Maine are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

3,679 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19.

Maine’s 7-day positivity rate is 0.78 percent. Millinocket Break Out Update Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah reported Thursday that Maine CDC has released an

imminent health risk citation to the Huge Moose Inn in Millinocket. The citation keeps in mind that the inn went beyond the indoor event limitation of 50 people when it hosted a wedding party on Friday, August 7.

Maine CDC is now reporting 32 cases associated with the wedding party. Of those cases, 26 are validated and six are possible.

The outbreak was announced by Maine CDC on Monday, August 17. Maine CDC’s examination has actually revealed that the wedding was held at the Tri-Town Baptist Church in East Millinocket. The reception was held at Huge Moose Inn. Both events were held on Friday, August 7.

Preliminary interviews recommend there were about 65 individuals at the wedding and the indoor reception, according to Dr. Shah. Dr. Shah said the median age of those who have actually checked favorable is 42 years of ages, with a variety covering age 4 to age 78. Seven cases today are amongst

children under the age of 18.

About 87% of those who have evaluated positive have been symptomatic. Dr. Shah stated it’s not unusual for a high percentage of positive tests to be symptomatic early in a break out, due to the fact that they generally discover those who are positive but asymptomatic later on in the investigation. Five of the cases so far live in Somerset County and the rest reside in Penobscot County, according to Dr. Shah. One visitor reported experiencing symptoms the day after the wedding event. Nevertheless, the majority of the visitors who have actually checked positive and reported symptoms said they experienced them about four days after the wedding event.

New Outbreak at York County Sheriff’s Office

Maine CDC was alerted of 4 cases amongst staff members at the York County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, and subsequently opened an outbreak examination at the constable’s department and jail. Maine CDC is working to supply testing and PPE to inmates and staff members at both facilities, too

as working to determine where COVID-19 might have been presented to those who checked positive.

Mills releases$200M grant program to support Maine small businesses On Thursday Gov. Janet Mills revealed the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program to

support Maine businesses and nonprofits as they continue to come to grips with economic hardships brought on by COVID-19. The program, backed by $ 200 million in Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds( CRF), will offer monetary relief for services and

non-profit organizations that incurred service disturbances as an outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mills administration says the grants are meant to assist sustain the practicality of Maine’s small businesses and nonprofits- not to replace lost profits-and will supply short-term relief to help support Maine’s economy while still concentrating on the state’s long-lasting goals described in the state’s 10-year strategic economic development plan. The program draws on a suggestion from the Guv’s Economic Healing Committee. ” Small companies throughout Maine-the community corner store, the bed and breakfast, the independent book shop – have dealt with unmatched challenges caused by this pandemic, from the heartbreak of briefly closing their doors to the burden of reopening in new and innovative ways. Numerous have actually risen to the task, however with the global economy still reeling from the virus, and with individuals still careful of how and where to eat and shop, it is important that we offer what help we can to get organisations through,” Mills said in a statement.“My Administration will do all we can to support Maine’s small businesses through these challenging times. While we know these grants can not wholly replace or fix the economic damage this pandemic has triggered, our mission is to guarantee that each dollar has at least a little, direct effect on supporting these organisations and Maine’s economy. We continue to hope that Congress will step up to provide higher relief to individuals and State of Maine.”

Click HERE for more on the grant program. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

Maine CDC reported zero extra deaths of people with

COVID-19, implying the state death overall remains at 127.

Of the 4,234 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,799 are verified by test and 435 are likely.

403 Mainers have been hospitalized at some time during their COVID-19 health problem.

3,662 Mainers have actually recovered from COVID-19. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY UPDATES 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 confirmed favorable with COVID-19, not the cause of death specifically. The cause of death decision is delegated the medical inspector. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, since a couple of days earlier, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers tested weekly. This includes people evaluated through the state lab in Augusta, in addition to large commercial screening business like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, meaning for each 100 individuals tested, about 5 or 6 are favorable. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15 %, Maine is doing much better, Dr. Shah says. 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 screening must increase 2 or three-fold.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background

The main name for the coronavirus is”SARS-CoV-2″and the illness it causes is named”coronavirus disease 2019 “or “COVID-19″for short. Coronavirus is a household of viruses, which can infect people and animals.

The viruses can cause the acute rhinitis or more serious diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

The CDC states signs of the coronavirus include fever, cough, trouble breathing, and in some cases aching throat. The CDC says there are simple actions to take to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands typically with soap and water for a minimum of 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 at home while you’re ill and prevent close contact with others
  • The Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding daily coronavirus briefings with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public up to date on the situation in Maine

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    1 3,662 Mainers have actually recovered from COVID-19. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY UPDATES 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 confirmed favorable with COVID-19, not the cause of death specifically. The cause of death decision is delegated the medical inspector. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, since a couple of days earlier, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers tested weekly. This includes people evaluated through the state lab in Augusta, in addition to large commercial screening business like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, meaning for each 100 individuals tested, about 5 or 6 are favorable. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15 %, Maine is doing much better, Dr. Shah says. 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 screening must increase 2 or three-fold. RESOURCES Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background The main name for the coronavirus is”SARS-CoV-2″and the illness it causes is named”coronavirus disease 2019 “or “COVID-19″for short. Coronavirus is a household of viruses, which can infect people and animals. The viruses can cause the acute rhinitis or more serious diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. The CDC states signs of the coronavirus include fever, cough, trouble breathing, and in some cases aching throat. The CDC says there are simple actions to take to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands typically with soap and water for a minimum of 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 at home while you’re ill and prevent close contact with others The Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding daily coronavirus briefings with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public up to date on the situation in Maine NEWS CENTER Maine YouTube COVID-19 Playlist/ article/news/health/ coronavirus/real-time-maine -coronavirus-updates-tuesday-august-18/ 97-f86984c1-0d8d-42f4-badb-33585a064278 Source: newscentermaine.com Our Score Click to rate this post! [Total: 0 Average: 0]

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