More than 450 coronavirus cases in Maine; 1 new death reported, CDC says

JOINING US. I’M STEVE BOTTARI WE BEGIN WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS…FROM GOVERNOR JANET MILL’S OFFICE. THE GOVERNOR….. ANNOUNCING TONIGHT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS APPROVED HER REQUEST FOR A MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR MAINE.. THIS UNLOCKS FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FUNDS….MEANING AGENCIES AND TOWNS ACROSS MAINE WILL NOW BE REIMBURSED FOR 75 PERCENT OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR RESPONSE TO THE OUTBREAK. TONIGHT THERE ARE NOW 4- HUNDRED-56 CASES OF COVID-19 IN OUR STATE…. THAT’S UP FROM 432 YESTERDAY… AND THERE’S ONE NEW DEATH… A MAN IN HIS 70S FROM YORK COUNTY. THAT MEANS TEN PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED FROM THE VIRUS IN MAINE. MOST CORONAVIRUS CASES REMAIN IN CUMBERLAND AND YORK COUNTIES. AND ANOTHER NUMBER TO MAKE NOTE OF….THERE

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More than 450 coronavirus cases in Maine; 1 new death reported, CDC says

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new coronavirus-related death Saturday as the number of total cases increased to more than 450.The Maine CDC website reported that there are now 456 cases, up from 432 cases on Friday, although it is likely an under-representation of the actual amount of cases in Maine since not all individuals are being tested.The new reported death was a man in his 70s from York County, bringing the total in Maine to 10.A total of 140 people have recovered from the virus.Most coronavirus cases remain in Cumberland and York counties.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 one new coronavirus-related death Saturday as the number of total cases increased to more than 450.

The Maine CDC website reported that there are now 456 cases, up from 432 cases on Friday, although it is likely an under-representation of the actual amount of cases in Maine since not all individuals are being tested.

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The new reported death was a man in his 70s from York County, bringing the total in Maine to 10.

A total of 140 people have recovered from the virus.

Most coronavirus cases remain in Cumberland and York counties.

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.