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Another 30 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in Maine, health officials said Thursday.
There have now been 2,667 cases across all of Maine’s counties since the outbreak began here in March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 2,637 on Wednesday.
Of those, 2,380 have been confirmed positive, while 287 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
No new deaths were reported Thursday, leaving the statewide death toll at 100. It was the second day in a row with no new deaths.
So far, 308 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 29 people are currently hospitalized, with 12 in critical care and five on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 2,062 people have fully recovered from the virus, meaning there are 505 active and likely cases in the state, according to the Maine CDC. That’s down from 514 on Wednesday. Active cases of the virus have been trending down in recent days, falling from 714 on May 24, Maine CDC data show.
A majority of the cases have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Thursday, there have been 67,861 negative test results out of 71,486 overall. About 5 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 1,361 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths — 57 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 397, 101 and 431 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 (10), Franklin (36), Hancock (12), Kennebec (133), Knox (21), Lincoln (20), Oxford (31), Piscataquis (1), Sagadahoc (30), Somerset (25) Waldo (55) and Washington (1) counties. Information about where another two cases were detected wasn’t immediately available Thursday.
As of Thursday afternoon, the coronavirus has sickened 2,011,341 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 113,341 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
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