10 coronavirus-related deaths, 456 cases now reported in Maine, CDC says



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Updated: Sat 6: 58 PM, Apr 04, 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) –The Maine Center for Illness Alter and Prevention mentioned Saturday that an entire of ten other folks absorb died of coronavirus in Maine and 456 cases absorb been reported.

That is an enhance of 24 cases since Friday, even supposing it’s possible an under-representation of the exact quantity of cases in Maine since no longer all folks are being tested.

The recent reported loss of life was an particular person from York County, bringing the entire in Maine to 10.

An entire of 140 other folks absorb recovered from the virus.

Most coronavirus cases dwell in Cumberland and York counties.

On Friday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah mentioned a workforce of Maine CDC workers delivered more than 109,000 pieces of private protective tools to health care workers statewide.

He mentioned the tools was enough to full 7 trucks. The PPE integrated 8,400 N95 masks, 40,000 surgical masks, 2,000 disposable suits, 33,000 gloves, 16,000 face shields and 10,000 surgical robes.

Shah mentioned an enhance in cases is anticipated.

The first cases absorb been reported in Aroostook and Washington Counties.

Right here is the county by county breakdown:

Androscoggin: 20
Aroostook: 1
Cumberland: 231
Franklin: 4
Hancock: 2
Kennebec: 21
Knox: 9
Lincoln: 8
Oxford: 11
Penobscot: 22
Sagadahoc: 13
Somerset: 3
Waldo: 3
Washington: 1
York: 95

Sadly, we are moreover reporting a 10th loss of life–a gentleman in his 70s from York Co with#coronavirus. Instances esteem this are onerous and I predict all people to absorb interplay time to#takecare.

— Nirav D. Shah (@nirav_mainecdc)April 4, 2020

Fair right afternoon, all people.@MEPublicHealthis at the moment reporting 456#COVID19sure folks, an enhance of 24 cases since the day gone by. 140 folks absorb recovered, an enhance of 27 since the day gone by.

— Nirav D. Shah (@nirav_mainecdc)April 4, 2020

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