Maine CDC Reports 32 New COVID-19 Cases With 30 Recoveries
In today's Maine CDC briefing, Dr. Nirav Shah reported that the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 3,102, an increase of 32 since Thursday. 2,758 of those cases are confirmed while 344 are deemed probable.
There were no new COVID-19 related deaths reported, keeping the total number at 103 for the third day in-a-row.
344 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 27 are currently hospitalized with 13 of those in critical care and 6 patients on ventilators.
2,542 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered, an increase of 30 since Thursday.
The total number of diagnosed active cases of COVID-19 is 457, an increase of 2.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 molecular tests that have been performed as of Sunday is 89,264 with a cumulative positivity rate of 3.99%.
The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development has released a list of businesses they may open on July 1, the start of stage 3 of the Mills Administration's Restarting Maine’s Economy plan.
The following businesses may reopen on July 1 as long as they commit to complying with requirements of State COVID-19 prevention checklists.
- Bars and Tasting Rooms remain open for outdoor service only until further notice
- Outdoor recreation
- Overnight Summer Camps
- Indoor Amusement
- Movie Theaters
- Outdoor Amusement
- Performing Arts Venues
- Casinos (checklist pending)
For movie theaters, guidance calls for limiting seating to allow for at least six feet of physical distance between non-household members. The suggested way to do this is by leaving empty seats between household groups and limiting seating to every other row.
Maine's two casinos, Hollywood Casino and Oxford Casino are allowed to open July 1, but guidelines have not yet been released.
Keep in mind, just because these businesses are allowed to reopen July 1, they may choose not to on that day until they are prepared to meet the guidelines.
If the Maine CDC detects any resurgence of the virus, the state will slow down the stages and reinstate restrictions.
If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, including a runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, fever and in severe cases, difficulty breathing, the Maine CDC says you should call your doctor before going in so that they can prepare for your arrival. The Maine CDC continues to update with new information daily. Keep checking on our mobile app or website to get the latest.