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53 virus cases now linked to Millinocket wedding and reception - Bangor Daily News
The 53 reported cases reflects an increase of 16 since Friday, when CDC officials reported 37 cases associated with the wedding.
An Aug. 7 wedding and reception in Millinocket that led to a coronavirus outbreak is now linked to 53 cases of the virus along with one previously reported death, the state said Saturday. Investigators from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said they have now identified secondary and tertiary transmission of the virus stemming from the wedding and reception, meaning people are infected who did not attend but came into contact with attendees. The 53 reported cases reflects an increase of 16 since Friday, when CDC officials reported 37 cases associated with the wedding. The state reported the death of one woman who had been admitted to a hospital for treatment in connection with the outbreak. Currently, 41 confirmed and 12 probable cases are included in the outbreak, in individuals ranging from 4 to 98 years old. 83 percent of confirmed and probable cases so far occurred in those who reported symptoms. COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, or body aches among many others. About 65 guests attended the wedding reception, exceeding the states current 50-person limit on indoor gatherings. The Big Moose Inn, where the reception was held, has been cited; officials have not decided whether to penalize the Tri Town Baptist Church in East Millinocket, where the wedding was held. Correction: An earlier version of this story said that the individual in connection with this outbreak who died attended the wedding; that person did not attend.
25 more coronavirus cases detected in Maine - Bangor Daily News
Another 25 coronavirus cases have been detected in Maine, health officials said Saturday.
The BDN is making the most crucial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact in Maine free for all readers. Click here for all coronavirus stories and here for the free collection. You can join others committed to safeguarding this vital public service by purchasing a subscription or donating directly to the newsroom. Another 25 coronavirus cases have been detected in Maine, health officials said Saturday. There have now been 2,938 cases across all of Maines counties since the outbreak began here in March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Thats up from 2,913 on Friday. Of those, 2,610 have been confirmed positive, while 328 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC. New cases were tallied in Androscoggin (3), Cumberland (18), Hancock (1), Knox (1), Oxford (1), Piscataquis (1) and York (1) counties. No new deaths were reported Saturday, leaving the statewide death toll at 102. Only two deaths have been reported so far this week. So far, 333 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 29 people are currently hospitalized, with 13 in critical care and five on ventilators. Meanwhile, 57 more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total recoveries to 2,380. That means there are 456 active and likely cases in the state, down from 488 on Friday, according to the Maine CDC. A majority of the cases 1,561 have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC. As of Saturday, there have been 81,740 negative test results out of 85,762 overall. About 5 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show. The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 1,534 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of virus deaths 58 have been concentrated. It is one of four counties the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 448, 102 and 458 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 those are not connected to either known cases or travel. That second condition has not yet been satisfied in other counties. Other cases have been detected in Aroostook (11), Franklin (38), Hancock (14), Kennebec (137), Knox (24), Lincoln (21), Oxford (34), Piscataquis (2), Sagadahoc (30), Somerset (26) Waldo (55) and Washington (2) counties. Information about where two more cases were detected wasnt immediately available Saturday, up from one on Friday. As of midday Saturday, the coronavirus has sickened 2,226,282 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as caused 119,224 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
June 7 morning update: The latest on the coronavirus and Maine - Bangor Daily News
Here’s a roundup of the latest news about the coronavirus and its impact in Maine.
By Christopher Burns, BDN Staff•June 7, 2020 7:42 amUpdated: June 7, 2020 7:44 am Today is Sunday. There have now been 2,524 confirmed and probable cases of the new coronavirus in all of Maines counties since the outbreak began here in March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No new deaths were reported Saturday, leaving the statewide death toll at 98. So far, 296 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, while 1,845 people have fully recovered from the virus, meaning there are 581 active and likely cases in the state, according to the Maine CDC. Thats down from 587 on Friday. Heres a roundup of the latest news about the coronavirus and its impact in Maine. The Maine CDC will provide an update on the coronavirus later today. Watch the BDN for the latest update. Forty years ago, when the Belfast Farmers Market first started to connect farmers and producers with customers, the community around it was at an economic low ebb. stalwart members of the market have seen a lot over the years. Thats why theyre confident that the Belfast Farmers Market will be able to weather the pandemic, too a reality that makes it challenging to mark the markets big anniversary. Abigail Curtis, BDN A $16,000 food bill finally forced restaurateur Wendyll Caisse to throw in the towel on her Bucks Naked BBQ restaurant in Windham. The rustic restaurant in Cumberland County had stocked up on brisket and other foods for what it expected to be a June 1 opening for indoor dining. But five days before, Gov. Janet Mills postponed reopenings of restaurant dining rooms in three counties, including Cumberland. Caisse was one of a dozen business people who detailed their struggles to the committee and made recommendations to help businesses survive and even thrive after the pandemic. Lori Valigra, BDN Officials still arent sure how the novel coronavirus made its way into Maines second largest prison last month, infecting four inmates who have all since recovered, the states corrections chief said. Many suspected the universal testing would reveal a positive case among at least one staff member or vendor, who, unlike the inmates, come and go from the penitentiary and may have carried the virus inside. Since the pandemic began, officials have severely limited admissions to the prisons from county jails to prevent the spread of the virus, and the sick prisoner had been admitted months before he fell ill. It can take up to two weeks for people to show symptoms of COVID-19 after being exposed. But the testing only found positive cases among three more inmates, none of whom had entered the prison recently either. Callie Ferguson, BDN Yard sales are a Maine summer tradition. However, this Memorial Day which is usually the kick-off to yard and garage sale season in the Pine Tree State saw fewer garage sales than usual due to fears and restrictions surrounding COVID-19 However, there are things that yard sale planners and attendees can do to make sure their event is pandemic friendly. Sam Schipani, BDN Bangor Pride will go virtual this year, complete with a live streamed Pride Parade. But with contributions to the virtual parade from community members statewide, this years event has become Pride Across Maine. Nina Mahaleris, BDN Mike Cushing, president of the Maine Harness Horsemens Association, predicted there will be racing at Bangor Raceway in Bass Park this year but he is not sure when. Larry Mahoney, BDN As of early Sunday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 1,920,061 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as caused 109,802 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. Elsewhere in New England, there have been 7,289 coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts, 4,055 in Connecticut, 772 in Rhode Island, 283 in New Hampshire and 55 in Vermont. ...