Real-time updates: Maine coronavirus update for Monday, July 13, 2020 – WCSH-WLBZ

13July 2020

The Maine CDC reported no extra deaths of people who checked favorable for COVID-19, implying the state death total remains at 114.

Of Maine’s 3,558 COVID-19 cases, 3,159 are confirmed by test and 399 are likely.

372 Mainers have been hospitalized at some time throughout their COVID-19 health problem.

3,008 Mainers have actually recuperated from COVID-19.

July 13, 2020 Dr. Nirav Shah made clear that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that someone has died who had actually been validated 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, as of a couple of days ago, there were approximately 2,900 Mainers checked weekly. This consists of individuals tested through the state lab in Augusta, as well as big industrial testing business like LabCorp. Dr. Shah stated today, the positivity rate is over 5%, suggesting for every single 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 wants 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 disease it causes is named “coronavirus illness 2019” or “COVID-19” for brief. Coronavirus is a household of infections, which can contaminate individuals and animals. The infections can trigger the acute rhinitis or more severe diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

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

The CDC states there are easy actions to require to lower the possible spread of COVID-19:

NEWS CENTER Maine YouTube COVID-19 Playlist


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