AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated its list, Oct. 3, of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maine.
Each morning, the Maine CDC updates its COVID-19 data on its website with the latest coronavirus numbers from across the state.
On Friday, Oct. 2, the Maine CDC did not publish a detailed daily report due to technical issues. As such, the county breakdowns at bottom of this story are reflective of increases that should have been reported Oct. 2 and that are being reported Oct. 3. (NOTE: After originally publishing data Oct. 3, the Maine CDC updated the Oct. 3 data release with some corrected data.)
The below data represents the number of full-time Maine residents who have been tested for COVID-19, according to the Maine CDC.
“Data are about individuals who claim residency in Maine regardless of what state they were tested in, or where they are currently living,” the Maine CDC says. “For example, an individual who claims residency in Maine but lives in Florida will appear in this data even if they were living in Florida at the time of illness. County listings are by residence of patient, not location of the hospital or testing location.”
There have been more than 5,400 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 across the state since the outbreak began in March.
A confirmed case means an individual received a positive PCR test result from any approved lab. Probable cases occur when an individual has been in close contact with a positive individual and is symptomatic or an individual has a positive serology test and is either a close contact of a confirmed case or displays two or more COVID-19 symptoms.
Since the outbreak began in Maine, more than 4,700 individuals have recovered statewide from COVID-19.
Recovered means a person has met the released from isolation requirements defined by U.S. CDC. The requirements are: at least 72 hours have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and, at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Across the state, 142 individuals have passed away since the start of the outbreak after testing positive for COVID-19.
The number of people hospitalized, at some point during their illness, across the state stands at more than 450.
Looking at hospital COVID-19 data, there are currently 11 hospitalized, including two in critical care and one on a ventilator. (NOTE: This data is as of Friday, Oct. 2. The Maine CDC no longer updates this data on weekends.)
Statewide, there are 106 available critical care beds out of 381 total, 246 available ventilators of 318 total, and 444 alternative ventilators. (NOTE: This data is as of Friday, Oct. 2. The Maine CDC no longer updates this data on weekends.)
There have been 459,167 COVID-19 tests performed statewide including 7,294 positive results and 451,561 negative results. Furthermore, there have been 312 intermediate results, which means the test did not provide a clear negative or positive result. (NOTE: This data is as of Friday, Oct. 2. The Maine CDC no longer updates this data on weekends.)
Knox County reports 44 cases, 32 recoveries, five hospitalizations and one death. This data includes two new cases since the last update.
Waldo County reports 78 cases, 58 recoveries, five hospitalizations and 14 deaths. This data includes three new cases since the last update.
Lincoln County reports 50 cases, 37 recoveries, five hospitalizations and one death. This data includes three new cases and one new recovery since the last update.
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