Maine reports 24 new coronavirus cases, one additional death – Press Herald

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Still, Maine continues to have one of the worst disparities in the nation when it concerns the racial and ethnic breakdown of who is contracting COVID-19.

The Maine CDC was reporting 428 active cases Friday after accounting for the total number of deaths and the 3,361 people who have actually recovered, a boost of 7 considering that Thursday. There have actually been 3,499 verified cases of the infection and 413 likely cases.

Maine continues to have amongst the most affordable infection and death rates in the nation from COVID-19, according to day-to-day tracking and analysis by The New York Times.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 24 brand-new cases of COVID-19 on Friday in addition to an extra death.

A pedestrian crosses Spring and Union streets in Portland on Monday. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

On Thursday Gov. Janet Mills revealed $1 million from the states Coronavirus Relief Fund will be provided to companies working in immigrant and minority neighborhoods to supply education, assistance and prevention services. Mills likewise revealed $5 million in rental help to assist avoid evictions and counter the loss of a federal welfare program set to expire Friday.

As of Friday, Maine had an infection rate of 289 cases for each 100,000 locals, which was lower than every other state except Hawaii and Vermont. By contrast, the states that currently have the highest infection rates, Louisiana and Arizona, had 2,465 and 2,348 cases for every single 100,000 residents, respectively, according to The New York Times.

While Blacks make up just 1.4 percent of all locals in Maine, they account for roughly 22 percent of all COVID-19 cases in which the race of the individual is known, according to the most current figures from the Maine CDC.

The total number of confirmed or likely cases of COVID-19 in Maine stood at 3,912. To date, at least 123 Mainers have passed away after contracting the disease brought on by the coronavirus.

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