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Active COVID-19 cases show jump on Thursday

By Stephen Betts | Jun 25, 2020

The number of active statewide COVID-19 cases jumped on Thursday.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 25 there were an additional 53 confirmed or probable cases of the new virus in the past day, increasing the count since the outbreak began to 3,070. The increase was the most in a single day since June 12.

There were an additional 22 recoveries statewide June 25, increasing that number to 2,512.

There were no new deaths, with the deaths remaining at 103 since the first death of a Maine resident was reported March 27.

This means the number of active confirmed or probable cases as of June 25 increased by 31, reaching 455. The peak was May 24 with 714 cases.

There were no changes reported in Knox or Waldo counties.

Knox County remained at two active cases on Thursday. Knox County has had 24 cases since the outbreak began in mid-March. Twenty-one of those residents recovered and one person died since the outbreak began. Three Knox County residents have been hospitalized

Waldo County's active confirmed cases remained at zero June 25. There have been 55 overall cases, 41 recoveries and 14 deaths. The cases and deaths were largely concentrated at the Tall Pines long term care center in Belfast.

Lincoln County's active cases dropped by one on Thursday, falling to two. There have been 21 overall cases and 19 recoveries.

The CDC reported that as of June 19, there have been 81 out-of-state people whose diagnoses were processed in Maine laboratories 23 were residents of New Hampshire and 19 from Massachusetts. Some of those people live in New Hampshire but get their health care in Maine.

Forty-eight Maine residents have tested positive in other states.

Since the outbreak began, 343 people have been hospitalized in Maine. There are currently 26 people in the hospital, 12 in critical care, and six on ventilators.

The number of tests given as of June 25 was 91,821 with 3,998 of those tests (slightly less than 5%) being positive.

Of the 103 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 52 were 80 years old or older, 34 were in their 70s, nine were in their 60s, four in their 50s, three people in their 40s and one in their 30s. The age of the most recent death is expected to be released later today.

Cumberland County has seen the worse of the outbreak with 59 of the deaths being residents from there. Waldo County has 14 deaths, York 11, Kennebec nine, four in Androscoggin, two in Penobscot, and one each in Knox, Aroostook, Franklin and Hancock counties.

Of the people who tested positive as of June 25, the Maine CDC reports most were people in their 50s, which accounted for 516 of the confirmed cases since the outbreak started. There have been 474 in their 40s, 479 in their 30s, 463 in their 20s, 369 people in their 60s, 284 who were 80 or older, 269 in their 70s and 216 who were younger than 20.

51% of the confirmed cases were women and 49% men.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: fred brown | Jun 30, 2020 17:16

What happened to the daily Coronavirus Updates? The last one listed is for 6/25/2020.

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