Real-time Maine coronavirus updates: Wednesday, July 22 – WCSH-WLBZ

22July 2020

Discover advancements on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak as we work together to separate facts from fear. Wednesday, July 22, 2020


CORONAVIRUS REALITIES WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 The Maine CDC reported no additional deaths of people who evaluated favorable for COVID-19, implying the state death total stays at 118.

The Maine CDC reported 21 additional verified cases Wednesday. However, the overall case count remained the very same: 3,723. So, why is this? On Tuesday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said 19 favorable cases coming from a Maine summer camp, which were reported over the weekend, were identified to be unfavorable upon a retest. Those tests are now considered unfavorable, which is shown in Wednesday’s case totals. This, and other modifications that resulted from case examinations by the CDC, are the reason for no net gain in cases in Maine between Tuesday and Wednesday.

In other words, Maine CDC examinations into previously reported cases resulted in some being removed from

  • cumulative case counts: 4 validated cases discovered to be locals of other states 24 probable cases (consisting of 19 from the camp) were ruled to be”not a case

” This is why there is gain of 21 validated case(25 minus 4)but a net gain of no overall cases:

  • +21 confirmed cases -21 probable

    Of the 3,723 COVID-19 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 3,321 are validated by test and 402 are possible.

  • 377 Mainers have actually been hospitalized at some time during their COVID-19 illness.

    3,216 Mainers have recuperated from COVID-19. As the Maine CDC examinations into cases reported July 21 continue, the number for that date in the”brand-new day-to-day cases “metric will likely alter. Information published by the Maine CDC on Thursday, July 23, will show any modifications that result from investigations of those cases and any other previously reported cases for which brand-new info becomes available.

    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 been validated positive with COVID-19, not the cause of death specifically. The cause of death decision is left to the medical examiner. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, as of a few days earlier, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers tested weekly. This includes people evaluated through the state laboratory in Augusta, in addition to large commercial screening companies like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said right now, 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 ‘d like to see Maine’s positivity rate around 2%, which is what South Korea’s is. To do that, Dr. Shah states testing should increase two or three-fold.


    Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background The official name for the coronavirus is”SARS-CoV-2″and the disease it causes is named”coronavirus disease 2019″or “COVID-19″for short. Coronavirus is a household of viruses, which can infect individuals and animals. The viruses can trigger the cold 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 aching throat.

    • The CDC states there are easy steps to take to lower the possible spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands typically with soap and
    • water for a minimum of 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer Prevent close contact with individuals who are sick
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Stay home while you’re ill and prevent close contact with others
    • The Maine Centers for Illness Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding everyday coronavirus briefings with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public as much as date on the situation in Maine

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