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Maine reports 47 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths – Press Herald

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Maine reported 47 brand-new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and no extra deaths.

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In the last 30 days, four pre-K through 12 schools have had COVID-19 outbreaks: Sanford High School, Massabesic Middle School in East Waterboro, Community Regional Charter School in Cornville and Skowhegan, and Coastal Ridge Elementary School in York. During the exact same duration, 55 other schools had at least one case of COVID-19. The state is reporting a total of 112 cases in schools for the 2020-21 school year.

Kennebec and York counties reported nine cases each on Wednesday, Androscoggin County recorded six cases and Cumberland County tracked 5 new cases.

The control panel notes pre-K through Grade 12 public and personal schools that have several COVID-19 cases among Maine locals, consisting of those with an outbreak that remain open, within the last 30 days. The control panel will be upgraded on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

COVID-19 cases in Maine schools are now being reported in a new online dashboard introduced Tuesday by the Maine Department of Education.

Considering that the pandemic started, Maine has reported 5,780 new cases, and 143 deaths.

The one-day boost in cases is the highest given that the state tape-recorded 51 brand-new cases on Sept. 29. The seven-day average of day-to-day brand-new cases was 32.8 on Wednesday, up from 30.8 a week earlier and 26.8 a month earlier.

A sign by the entrance to a seafood wholesaler at Maine Wharf in Portland. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

” The rate of COVID-19 in schools is in-line with the general frequency of COVID-19 in Maine,” according to a DOE news release. The case rate in schools is 5 cases per 10,000 population, while the total rate for the state is 6.7 per 10,000.

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In the last 30 days, four pre-K through 12 schools have had COVID-19 break outs: Sanford High School, Massabesic Middle School in East Waterboro, Community Regional Charter School in Cornville and Skowhegan, and Coastal Ridge Elementary School in York. Throughout the very same period, 55 other schools had at least one case of COVID-19. The state is reporting an overall of 112 cases in schools for the 2020-21 school year.