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
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.”
Maine CDC reported zero extra deaths of people with
COVID-19, implying the state death overall remains at 127.
403 Mainers have been hospitalized at some time during their COVID-19 health problem.