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State's COVID-19 cases increases by 76 with no new deaths

(WABI)
Published: May. 7, 2020 at 12:07 PM EDT
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The Maine CDC is reporting 76 new cases of Coronavirus in the state.

This brings the state's total to 1,330.

Of the state's cases 1,231 of them are confirmed, 99 are probable.

787 people have recovered from the virus.

There are no new deaths as of Thursday, the total remains at 62.

County-by-county numbers reveal a spike of 48 cases in Cumberland County.

This brings the total there to 631.

There are seven new cases reported in Androscoggin County bringing that total to 74.

Two new cases have popped up in Penobscot county overnight bringing the total there to 89.

52 of Thursday's cases can be attributed to different outbreaks.

39 from the outbreak at the Tyson Plant in Portland and 13 cases from the outbreak at the Springbrook nursing home in Westbrook.

We've broken down the outbreak numbers for you.

51 employees at the Tyson Foods Plant in Portland have tested positive for coronavirus.

That plant reopened at 25 percent capacity Thursday after a thorough cleaning.

In all 267 cases can be attributed to outbreaks at seven Congregate Care facilities around the state.

That's about 20 percent of the state's total number of confirmed cases.

More than half of the state's death toll can be attributed to long-term care facilities.

There have been 62 total deaths with 35 of those folks from congregate settings.

As for outbreaks at homeless shelters,

The CDC is reporting 20 total cases at the Hope House in Bangor.

There are 7 individuals confirmed at the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland.

In all, the different outbreaks account for 26 percent of the state's total number.

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