Real-time Maine coronavirus upgrade: Sunday, July 19, 2020 – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

18July 2020

The Maine CDC launched Saturday’s coronavirus numbers

are reporting that someone has died who had been verified positive with COVID-19, not the cause of death particularly. The cause of death determination is delegated the medical examiner. According to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, since a couple of days ago, there were approximately 2,900 Mainers checked every week. This includes individuals checked through the state laboratory in Augusta, as well as large commercial testing business like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, implying for every 100 people tested, about 5 or 6 are positive. Compared to other states, whose positivity rates are 10 or 15%, Maine is doing much better, Dr. Shah states. He says he wishes 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 two or three-fold. Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background The official name for the coronavirus is” SARS-CoV-2″and the disease it triggers is called”coronavirus illness 2019″or”COVID-19 “for short.

Coronavirus is a family of infections, which can infect people and animals. The infections can trigger the acute rhinitis or more serious illness like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. The CDC says symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and sometimes sore throat. The CDC states there are simple steps to take to decrease the possible spread

of COVID-19: NEWS CENTER Maine YouTube COVID-19 Playlist Source: newscentermaine.com

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