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Maine CDC: COVID-19 Case Tally Grows By 14, No New Deaths

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
Women window shop while wearing masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Belfast, Maine.

Maine health officials say the state's net tally of COVID-19 cases has now reached 4,526, an increase of 14 since Sunday. The death tally remained unchanged at 132.That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control posted Monday.  They show that 3,923 Mainers have recovered from the illness, 13 more than Sunday.

That leaves 471 active cases that the state is tracking, an increase of one overnight.

A total of 420 people infected with the virus have had to be hospitalized. As of Sunday, seven people were hospitalized, four of them in intensive care. One person was on a ventilator.

The number of COVID-19 cases associated with the York County Jail continues to grow. The Maine CDC has now identified a total of 66 — including 37 inmates, 19 staff and ten others that have been linked to the outbreak through secondary transmission or close contact with confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, the CDC has not identified any new cases associated with an outbreak at Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, where 5 people have tested positive. But it has now identified 11 cases at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison.

Both the Maplecrest outbreak and the outbreak at the York County Jail have previously been linked to an Aug. 7 wedding and reception in the Millinocket region. The CDC says no new primary cases have been identified in connection with that event.

An investigation is underway to determine whether other outbreaks in York and Penobscot counties are linked to the wedding.

The Maine CDC is scheduled to provide another update on the coronavirus at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Barbara grew up in Biddeford, Maine. She earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s in English from the University of Southern Maine.