Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: Wednesday, August 12 – WCSH-WLBZ

12August 2020

The Maine CDC reported no additional deaths of individuals with COVID-19, implying the state death total stays at 126.

Of the 4,070 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,662 are verified by test and 408 are possible.

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

3,579 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19.

Dr. Nirav Shah made clear that when the 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 delegated the medical examiner. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, as of a couple of days earlier, there were approximately 2,900 Mainers tested weekly. This consists of individuals tested through the state laboratory in Augusta, as well as big business testing companies like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said today, the positivity rate is over 5%, implying for every 100 individuals checked, about 5 or 6 are positive. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15%, Maine is doing better, Dr. Shah says. 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 screening must increase 2 or three-fold.

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 brief. Coronavirus is a household of infections, which can contaminate individuals and animals. The viruses can trigger the acute rhinitis or more severe illness like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

The CDC says signs of the coronavirus consist of fever, cough, trouble breathing, and in some cases aching throat.

The CDC states there are easy steps to take to decrease the possible spread of COVID-19:

NEWS CENTER Maine YouTube COVID-19 Playlist


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