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CDC reports 31 new cases of COVID-19, one in Waldo County

By Fran Gonzalez | Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday, June 10, that while no new deaths were recorded, 31 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the state. The new infections include one person in Waldo County.

In all, Shah said, there have been a total of 2,637 cases, with 303 people having been hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic. Yesterday marked the 100 death in the state. Shah said in total 2,023 people have recovered from the virus. Of all cases, 650 were health care workers Shah said.

The daily positivity rate, Shah said, was 2.99% up from 2.18% June 4. In the past 24 hours, 1,541 tests were conducted, he said, with 46 coming back positive. The cumulative rate dropped slightly to 4.6% from 4.8%.

When asked about the results of tests performed at the Emergency Management Agency when several workers fell ill a few days ago, Shah said humidifiers at the facility did test positive for bacteria.

The water and HVAC systems were also tested and found to be of no concern, he said. Even though the workers tested negative for the virus, the humidifiers were removed from the facility.

Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Department of Health and Human Services said the Emergency Management Agency has received a $1 million federal grant to bolster behavioral health and public awareness campaigns. The funds will be used to offer crisis counseling for people who have COVID-19.

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