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Maine CDC reporting 28 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death

(WABI)
Published: May. 6, 2020 at 12:01 PM EDT
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The Maine CDC is now reporting 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the state.

That brings the state's total to 1,254.

1,174 confirmed, and 80 probable cases.

These numbers released Wednesday.

A woman in her 70's from York county has passed away.

62 people in all have died with COVID-19 in Maine.

766 people have recovered from the virus. That's roughly 60 percent of all those diagnosed.

Nearly 23,000 people have tested negative.

County-by-county numbers show five additional people have tested positive in Androscoggin County. That brings the total there to 67.

Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford and Sagadohoc counties all had an increase of one case.

There are two additional cases in Penobscot County bringing the total there to 87.

Cumberland county cases increased by 12 making the total there 583.

We now know 51 employees from the Tyson Plant in Portland have tested positive for coronavirus.

The head of the CDC, Doctor Nirav Shah said Wednesday that all employees and outside contractors test results have come in.

He says these cases will be added to Thursday's overall total.

The plant shut down over the weekend and Doctor Shah says it's expected to stay closed until at least Thursday.

There are currently 37 people in the hospital with the virus.

18 of them are in Critical Care and 12 are on a ventilator.

191 people have been hospitalized at some point during the outbreak.

Breaking the numbers down by age the highest percentage of cases have been people in their 50s.

Roughly 20 percent.

A close second at 16 percent is Mainers in their 60's.

Only about two percent of people were confirmed positive for coronavirus were younger than 20 years old.

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