Real-time updates: Maine CDC supplies coronavirus update – WCSH-WLBZ

8July 2020

In the rundown Wednesday, Dr. Nirav Shah stated the hope is still for kids to go back to in-person direction in the school, however acknowledges that the CDC is also working with other public health authorities to keep an eye on the circumstance.

The Maine CDC reported one extra person, a guy in his 90s from Cumberland County, has actually died with COVID-19, bringing the state total to 110.

Dr. Nirav Shah made clear that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that someone has actually died who had actually been validated favorable 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 couple of days ago, there were roughly 2,900 Mainers tested each week. This consists of individuals checked through the state laboratory in Augusta, in addition to big business screening business like LabCorp. Dr. Shah said right now, the positivity rate is over 5%, suggesting 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 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 states screening 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 causes is named “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19” for brief. Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can infect individuals and animals. The infections can trigger the common 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 in many cases sore throat.

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

NEWS CENTER Maine YouTube COVID-19 Playlist


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