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23 other cases of coronavirus were detected in Maine, health officials said Tuesday.
There have now been 2,994 cases in all Maine counties since the outbreak began here in March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up to 2,971 on Monday.
Of those, 2,655 have been confirmed as positive, while 339 are likely positive, according to the CDC of Maine.
New cases were counted in Androscoggin (1), Aroostook (2), Cumberland (12), Kennebec (3), Penobscot (1) and York (6) counties.
No new deaths were reported Tuesday, leaving the statewide death toll at 102. The most recent death was reported last Wednesday.
So far, 339 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Of these, 24 people are currently hospitalized, 12 in critical care and six ventilators.
Meanwhile, another 37 people have recovered from the virus, with a total of 2,443 recoveries. That means there are 449 probable and active cases in the state, up from 463 on Monday.
Most cases, 1,596, have been in Mainers under the age of 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Tuesday, there have been 84,412 negative results out of 88,492 overall. About 4 percent of all tests have tested positive, data from the CDC in Maine show.
The coronavirus has been the most affected in Cumberland County, where 1,554 cases have been confirmed and most deaths from the virus, 58, have been concentrated. It is one of four counties: the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 454, 104 and 472 cases, respectively, where “community transmission” has been confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.
There are two criteria for establishing community transmission: at least 10 confirmed cases and that at least 25 percent of them are not connected to known cases or travel. That second condition has not yet been “met” in other counties.
Other cases have been detected in Aroostook (21), Franklin (38), Hancock (15), Kennebec (141), Knox (24), Lincoln (21), Oxford (34), Piscataquis (2), Sagadahoc (31) , Somerset (26), Waldo (55) and Washington (2) counties.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the coronavirus has sickened 2,323,755 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. And it has caused 120,679 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.