Maine coronavirus cases rise to 470; no new deaths reported, CDC says

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 14 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 470.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, according to the Maine CDC website. The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Maine remains at 10.A total of 156 people in Maine have recovered from the virus.One new death was reported on Saturday: A man in his 70s from York County.Most coronavirus cases remain in Cumberland and York counties. There are cases in 15 of Maine’s 16 counties.On Saturday, Gov. Janet Mills said President Donald Trump approved her disaster declaration request for the state. The declaration unlocks federal resources to help the state and municipalities pay for their coronavirus response.A ban on most lodging operations in the state goes into effect at noon Sunday.On Friday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said a team of Maine CDC workers delivered more than 109,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to health care workers statewide.He said the equipment was enough to fill 7 vans. The PPE included 8,400 N95 masks, 40,000 surgical masks, 2,000 disposable suits, 33,000 gloves, 16,000 face shields and 10,000 surgical gowns.Shah said during his Friday update that traffic volumes due to social distancing have dropped 50 percent in Maine and additional 17% since Gov. Janet Mills announced her stay at home order on Tuesday.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 14 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 470.

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.

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No new deaths were reported, according to the Maine CDC website. The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Maine remains at 10.

A total of 156 people in Maine have recovered from the virus.

One new death was reported on Saturday: A man in his 70s from York County.

Most coronavirus cases remain in Cumberland and York counties. There are cases in 15 of Maine’s 16 counties.

On Saturday, Gov. Janet Mills said President Donald Trump approved her disaster declaration request for the state. The declaration unlocks federal resources to help the state and municipalities pay for their coronavirus response.

A ban on most lodging operations in the state goes into effect at noon Sunday.

On Friday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said a team of Maine CDC workers delivered more than 109,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to health care workers statewide.

He said the equipment was enough to fill 7 vans. The PPE included 8,400 N95 masks, 40,000 surgical masks, 2,000 disposable suits, 33,000 gloves, 16,000 face shields and 10,000 surgical gowns.

Shah said during his Friday update that traffic volumes due to social distancing have dropped 50 percent in Maine and additional 17% since Gov. Janet Mills announced her stay at home order on Tuesday.