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Another Mainer has died as health officials on Monday confirmed another 26 cases of the coronavirus have been detected in the state.
There have now been 1,713 cases across all of Maine’s counties since March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 1,687 on Sunday.
Of those, 1,533 have been confirmed positive, while 180 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
The latest death involved a woman in her 80s from Cumberland County, bringing the statewide death toll to 71.
So far, 223 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 42 people are currently hospitalized, with 16 in critical care and 10 on ventilators, according to the Maine CDC.
Meanwhile, 1,053 people have fully recovered from the coronavirus, meaning there are 589 active and likely cases in the state, according to the Maine CDC. That’s unchanged since Sunday.
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.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 852 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths — 36 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 139, 93 and 302 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.
Other cases have been detected in Aroostook (7), Franklin (33), Hancock (11), Kennebec (121), Knox (20), Lincoln (17), Oxford (17), Piscataquis (1), Sagadahoc (27), Somerset (20) Waldo (50) and Washington (2) counties. Information about where another case was detected wasn’t immediately available Monday.
As of Monday evening, the coronavirus has sickened 1,506,732 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 90,194 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
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