37 more coronavirus cases are detected as another Mainer dies — State — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

37 more coronavirus cases are detected as another Mainer dies — State — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah speaks during a press briefing inside the Maine Emergency Management Agency in Augusta in this March 23, 2020, file photo.

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Another Mainer has died as health officials on Friday confirmed 37 more coronavirus cases have been detected in Maine.

There have now been 2,226 cases across all of Maine’s counties since the outbreak began here in March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 2,189 on Thursday.

Of those, 1,971 have been confirmed positive, while 255 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.

[Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county]

The statewide death toll stands at 85.

So far, 270 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, while 1,458 people have fully recovered from the virus, meaning there are 683 active and likely cases in the state, according to the Maine CDC. That’s down from 703 on Thursday.

A majority of the cases have been in Mainers over age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.

As of Wednesday, there have been 46,943 negative test results out of 49,742 overall. About 5 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.

As of Friday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 1,722,419 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 101,622 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

Watch: What Maine is doing to expand contact tracing


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