Steve McClary, lead maintenance worker for Greater Portland Metro, disinfects a bus -- including the signal cords -- in Portland on Tuesday. Buses are now being wiped down twice a day in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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As of Wednesday evening, there have been 907 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in all of Maine’s counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The statewide death toll now stands at 39. The latest deaths involve a woman in her 80s from Cumberland County and a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s from Waldo County, according to the Maine CDC.

[Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county]

So far, 144 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 42 people are currently hospitalized, with 18 in critical care and 10 on ventilators, according to the Maine CDC.

Meanwhile, another 455 people have fully recovered from it, meaning there are 413 active cases in the state.

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus and its impact in Maine.

Many Maine hospitals have more critical care beds and ventilators available right now than before the coronavirus pandemic began, positioning medical providers to be able to handle an increase in critically ill patients if a surge occurs, a top hospital administrator said Wednesday. In addition, only 9 percent of all available ventilators in Maine were in use on Wednesday.

—According to health officials, 5 percent of coronavirus tests are positive in Maine. The director of the Maine Center for Disease Control said it’s likely there are more coronavirus cases that the state doesn’t know about, but he said he’s heartened that only 5 percent of tests are positive.

—With the governor’s stay-at-home order firmly in place, Mainers are required to stay home except to shop for necessities or to go to jobs deemed essential. A Cumberland County man who accidentally shot himself in Westbrook earlier this month was charged with violating that order.

—Long-term care facilities have been a major focus for health officials since the pandemic reached Maine. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced three cases of the new coronavirus at a Farmington nursing home Wednesday, making it the sixth location of an outbreak at a long-term care facility.

—While it’s clear that the coronavirus pandemic will have a long-term impact on Maine’s economy, it’s not entirely clear what that will look like. As business owners in Maine’s summer tourist industry prepare to open — many filled with dread that an ongoing coronavirus pandemic will keep visitors away — some are concerned they won’t have enough employees to operate this season.

—Much discussion has centered around distribution of personal protective equipment from the federal government to the individual states. According to a newspaper analysis, Maine received less than a third of protective respirator masks per resident from the national stockpile than Vermont or Rhode Island, but more than three times that of Texas. The Portland Press Herald reports that the N95 masks, which filter out 95 percent of all airborne particles, including ones too tiny to be blocked by regular masks, weren’t allocated based on population, as the Trump administration indicated.

—Companies across the state have switched gears to produce medical supplies to fill the massive demand created by COVID-19. One of those companies is Whitefield’s ProKnee Corp., a manufacturer of industrial knee pads, which is now churning out face shields for essential workers in Maine.

—Financial pressures of the pandemic have caused problems across all sectors of the economy, including health care. A Lewiston-based health care system is furloughing 5 percent of its workforce as its revenue falls amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Greater Portland METRO is now requiring all passengers to wear a face covering when they ride its buses. Other rules in place include using the entrance in the back of the bus when boarding and to keep a distance from other riders. METRO bus drivers have also been told to not let more than 10 people on to ride at the same time.

—The lack of a vaccine to combat COVID-19 has left the battle against the pandemic to more direct human approaches — the most common of which is social distancing. But one Piscataquis County company is helping to fight that battle in situations where the six-foot separation between people isn’t possible. JSI Store Fixtures in Milo has been among the nation’s leaders in producing transparent hygiene barriers that perhaps are best recognized as those plexiglass shields that have popped up at local grocery stores to separate the customers from the cashier.

— As of early Wednesday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 846,982 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as caused 46,609 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

— Elsewhere in New England, there have been 2,182 coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts, 1,544 in Connecticut, 181 in Rhode Island, 42 in New Hampshire and 40 in Vermont.

Watch: Maine CDC press conference, April 22

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