17 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine, no new deaths, CDC says

The number of new coronavirus cases in Maine increased to 633 on Sunday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.That’s an increase of 17 cases over Saturday, according to the Maine CDC website.The number of confirmed cases is likely an under-representation of the actual amount of cases in Maine since not all individuals are being tested.No new deaths were reported, leaving the total at 19 in the state.Two new deaths were reported on Saturday. The deaths were a man in his 70s from Cumberland County and a man in his 80s from York County.The CDC said 120 people have been hospitalized with coronavirus since the outbreak began. Officials said 266 people have recovered from the virus.Most coronavirus cases remain in Cumberland and York counties. All but one Maine county has recorded a positive case of COVID-19.The Maine CDC said as of Sunday, a total of 58 coronavirus patients are currently hospitalized. Twenty-two are in intensive care.Of the 306 ICU beds in the state, 165 are available.Of the state’s 334 ventilators, 267 are available. There are 232 alternative ventilators available.Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Friday that community transmission has been detected in Penobscot County, in addition to Cumberland and York counties.Gov. Janet Mills said Friday that nearly 1,700 health care facilities in Maine are getting $146 million from the federal government as part of the CARES Act. Mills said the money will be arriving in the next few days.Mills said the coronavirus statistics for the state are encouraging, but she said they can get better or they can get worse.Mills said Maine was 34th lowest per capita in coronavirus cases and seventh highest in recoveries.Mills said Mainers need to maintain social distancing and to stay home unless going out when necessary.”It’s OK to be tired and frustrated,” Mills said. She told Mainers to continue to “do the next right thing.”

The number of new coronavirus cases in Maine increased to 633 on Sunday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

That’s an increase of 17 cases over Saturday, according to the Maine CDC website.

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The number of confirmed cases is likely an under-representation of the actual amount of cases in Maine since not all individuals are being tested.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the total at 19 in the state.

Two new deaths were reported on Saturday. The deaths were a man in his 70s from Cumberland County and a man in his 80s from York County.

The CDC said 120 people have been hospitalized with coronavirus since the outbreak began. Officials said 266 people have recovered from the virus.

Most coronavirus cases remain in Cumberland and York counties. All but one Maine county has recorded a positive case of COVID-19.

The Maine CDC said as of Sunday, a total of 58 coronavirus patients are currently hospitalized. Twenty-two are in intensive care.

Of the 306 ICU beds in the state, 165 are available.

Of the state’s 334 ventilators, 267 are available. There are 232 alternative ventilators available.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Friday that community transmission has been detected in Penobscot County, in addition to Cumberland and York counties.

Gov. Janet Mills said Friday that nearly 1,700 health care facilities in Maine are getting $146 million from the federal government as part of the CARES Act. Mills said the money will be arriving in the next few days.

Mills said the coronavirus statistics for the state are encouraging, but she said they can get better or they can get worse.

Mills said Maine was 34th lowest per capita in coronavirus cases and seventh highest in recoveries.

Mills said Mainers need to maintain social distancing and to stay home unless going out when necessary.

“It’s OK to be tired and frustrated,” Mills said. She told Mainers to continue to “do the next right thing.”