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Another 14 coronavirus cases have been detected in Maine, health officials said Monday.
There have now been 2,971 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 2,957 on Sunday.
Of those, 2,640 have been confirmed positive, while 341 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.
No new deaths were reported Monday, leaving the statewide death toll at 102. The most recent death was reported last Wednesday.
So far, 336 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness
So far, 336 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 27 people are currently hospitalized, with 13 in critical care and six on ventilators.
Meanwhile, 2,406 people have recovered from it, meaning there are 463 active and likely cases in the state. That’s down from 464 on Sunday.
A majority of the cases — 1,581 — have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Sunday, there have been 83,260 negative test results out of 87,311 overall. About 4 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 1,542 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths — 58 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 454, 103 and 466 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 (19), Franklin (38), Hancock (15), Kennebec (138), Knox (24), Lincoln (21), Oxford (34), Piscataquis (2), Sagadahoc (31), Somerset (26), Waldo (55) and Washington (2) counties. Information about where another two cases were detected wasn’t immediately available Monday.
As of Monday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 2,281,903 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 119,997 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.