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Maine CDC Reports 7 New Cases Of COVID-19

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In this July 30, 2020, file photo, passengers board a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island in Portland, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control Monday is reporting seven additional cases of COVID-19, making the total number of cases since the pandemic's onset 4,049. There are now 387 active cases of COVID-19 in Maine, according to the state CDC. 

Fourteen new cases were reported Monday. Some cases previously categorized as positive were reclassified, making a net increase of seven cases.

No new deaths were reported Monday. That number stands at 125.

According to data on the CDC website, eight people are being hospitalized with the disease. Three of those individuals are in critical care, and one person is on a ventilator.

In a tweet, CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said that the state's seven-day positivity rate is 0.74 percent, a drop from the all-time low reported a week ago of 0.87 percent. The national positivity rate is 7.5 percent.

Shah also said that the number of tests conducted in Maine over the past month has increased by 20 percent.

The state CDC's next coronavirus briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Updated 4:43 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020

Caitlin Troutman is the Digital News and Content Producer for Maine Public. Caitlin worked as a writer and editor for various publications before discovering her love for public media at KCUR in Kansas City. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Critical Theory from the Oxbridge Honors Program at William Jewell College and the University of Oxford. She joined Maine Public in 2018.