Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: Wednesday, July 15 – WCSH-WLBZ

15July 2020

Find developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 break out as we work together to different facts from worry. Wednesday, July 15, 2020


The Maine CDC reported zero extra deaths of people who checked favorable for COVID-19 on Wednesday, implying the state death overall stays at 114.

Of Maine’s 3,578 COVID-19 cases, 3,186 are validated by test and 392 are probable. 373 Mainers have actually been hospitalized at some point throughout their COVID-19 disease.

3,079 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19.


The Maine CDC reported zero additional deaths of people who tested favorable for COVID-19, suggesting the state death total stays at 114. Of the 3,566 COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,168 are validated by test and 398 are possible. 373 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 disease.17 Mainers are

presently hospitalized due to COVID-19. 3,062 Mainers have actually recuperated from COVID-19. New Outbreak The Maine CDC has actually determined 3 favorable COVID-19 cases at the Cumberland County Prison. Maine CDC Director Dr.

Nirav Shah said he will supply updates as they receive the results of universal screening underway at the facility. Outbreak Updates

There stay eight favorable cases at Orono Commons. The facility is conducting another round of universal screening of all

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=”33″> At the Pratt and Whitney plant in North Berwick, there stays five favorable cases. Extra Test Collection Sites RELATED: Maine COVID-19 testing expanded with totally free’swab and send’evaluating websites Governor Janet Mills ‘administration announced Tuesday that 7 healthcare organizations will collectively launch 18″swab and send out” COVID-19 test collection websites that will send samples to the Maine State Laboratory for screening, enhancing access to safe and accessible testing for residents, travelers,

seasonal employees, and other visitors to Maine.

Maine DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew stressed the benefit that”swab and send out”supply due to the truth that the sample never leaves the state of Maine, therefore providing the state more control over monitoring it and getting prompt outcomes. The swab and send websites are or will be available in Bangor, Maker,

Old Town, Augusta, Portland, South Portland, Belfast, Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Dover-Foxcroft, Presque Island, Calais, Greenville, Waterville, Pittsfield, Bar Harbor, and Fort Kent. Additional mobile websites will also launch within the next 2 weeks. These 18 websites complement the approximately 40 present testing websites currently readily available to the public. The Maine Department of Health and Human Being Provider(DHHS)said it aims to more increase the number of testing websites outside of healthcare office settings and continues to accept applications for the swab and send effort.

More on this can be found HERE. Update on Personal Protective Equipment

Dr. Shah stated the Maine CDC knows the truth

that smaller health care operations, such as smaller sized independent physician offices, across the state might still require individual protective equipment (PPE).

“We’ve had a meeting with them recently to understand the nature of their needs were, what the volume may be, “Dr. Shah said. “And now we’re working to determine collaboratively how we can move toward that. We certainly hear them and we’re now attempting to determine where to enter terms of furnishing them PPE.” Like a weather condition system moving its way across the country, the #COVID 19 spikes being seen in other cases could take place in #Maine. This is why it is essential for all of us to continue to be prepared.
#Prevention is essential right now.– Nirav D. Shah(@nirav_mainecdc)

July 13, 2020 THE DATA

Dr. Nirav Shah made clear 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 determination 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 each week. This consists of individuals checked through the state laboratory in Augusta, along with large industrial screening business like LabCorp. Dr. Shah stated right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, meaning for every single 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 says he wants to see Maine’s positivity rate around 2%, which is what South Korea’s is. To do that, Dr. Shah says testing needs to increase 2 or three-fold.


Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background The main name for the coronavirus is”SARS-CoV-2″and the illness it triggers is called”coronavirus illness 2019″or “COVID-19″for brief. Coronavirus is a household of infections, which can contaminate people and animals. The viruses can cause the acute rhinitis or more major illness like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

The CDC says signs of the coronavirus consist of fever, cough, trouble breathing, and sometimes sore throat.

  • The CDC says there are simple actions to take to decrease the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands frequently 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 day-to-day coronavirus briefings with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public approximately date on the scenario in Maine

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