Two more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Maine, CDC says

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that two more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the state.The individuals were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 60s, both from Cumberland County. Both individuals were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. Due to privacy laws, Maine CDC is not releasing further details. Gov. Janet Mills said the man who died was a long-time Maine Department of Transportation employee.“I am grateful for his years of service to our State, and, on behalf of the people of Maine, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones, as well as our faithful employees at the Maine Department of Transportation and throughout State government during this difficult time. Please know that we share in your grief, and we support you,” Mills said.Mills said because of the employee’s travel history and the fact he did not return to work after his vacation, the Maine CDC said the risk to other MaineDOT employees is extremely low.A total of three Mainers diagnosed with cornavirus have now died, health officials said.The first death was reported on Friday.The Maine CDC reported Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases in the state has also increased to 253.That’s an increase from 211 cases reported on Saturday. A total of 85 new cases have been reported Saturday and Sunday combined.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The Maine CDC said 41 people have recovered from the virus. Twelve of Maine’s 16 counties are now reporting cases.Cumberland County has the most cases of the virus, with 142. York County has the second most at 47 cases, according to the Maine CDC coronavirus website.There is evidence of community transmission in both counties, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said on Saturday during a briefing with reporters.Shah said that three-dozen health care workers are among people who have tested positive for the virus. He said it underscores the risks facing Maine’s health care workers.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that two more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the state.

The individuals were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 60s, both from Cumberland County.

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Both individuals were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. Due to privacy laws, Maine CDC is not releasing further details.

Gov. Janet Mills said the man who died was a long-time Maine Department of Transportation employee.

“I am grateful for his years of service to our State, and, on behalf of the people of Maine, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones, as well as our faithful employees at the Maine Department of Transportation and throughout State government during this difficult time. Please know that we share in your grief, and we support you,” Mills said.

Mills said because of the employee’s travel history and the fact he did not return to work after his vacation, the Maine CDC said the risk to other MaineDOT employees is extremely low.

A total of three Mainers diagnosed with cornavirus have now died, health officials said.

The first death was reported on Friday.

The Maine CDC reported Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases in the state has also increased to 253.

That’s an increase from 211 cases reported on Saturday. A total of 85 new cases have been reported Saturday and Sunday combined.

The Maine CDC said 41 people have recovered from the virus. Twelve of Maine’s 16 counties are now reporting cases.

Cumberland County has the most cases of the virus, with 142. York County has the second most at 47 cases, according to the Maine CDC coronavirus website.

There is evidence of community transmission in both counties, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said on Saturday during a briefing with reporters.

Shah said that three-dozen health care workers are among people who have tested positive for the virus. He said it underscores the risks facing Maine’s health care workers.