Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Augusta, Maine. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

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Another 39 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in the state with no additional deaths reported.

There have now been 1,687 cases across all of Maine’s counties since March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 1,648 on Saturday.

Of those, 1,511 have been confirmed positive, while 176 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.

The state death toll now stands at 70.

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

So far, 216 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, while 1,028 people have fully recovered from the coronavirus, leaving 589 active and likely cases in the state. That’s up from 566 on Saturday.

There are 37 Mainers currently hospitalized with 16 in critical care and 11 on a ventilator.

A majority of the cases have been in Mainers over age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.

Additionally, 33,035 Mainers have tested negative for the coronavirus.

Clover Health Care in Auburn has become the latest long-term care facility in Maine to confirm an outbreak of the coronavirus after three employees and one resident tested positive.

The senior residence is now working with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to test its staff and residents — around 550 people — for the infection, according to Maine CDC spokesperson Robert Long.

The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 837 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths — 35 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 131, 93 and 295 cases, respectively — where “community transmission” has been confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.

There are two criteria for establishing community transmission: at least 10 confirmed cases and that at least 25 percent of those are not connected to either known cases or travel. That second condition has not yet been “satisfied” in other counties.

As of Sunday evening, the coronavirus has sickened 1,484,804 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 89,399 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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