The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Maine has discovered an outbreak of coronavirus in a church in Waldo County. This may be related to the “Fellowship Rally” held by the congregation from October 2nd to 4th.
The Brooks Pentecostal Church in Brooks has at least 17 COVID-19s among its worshipers, the Health Organization said Saturday night. News of the outbreak of the Church arrived as Maine reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 across the state on Sunday with no further deaths.
A video of the service posted by the church on Facebook occasionally shows that worshipers gathered closely without masks. Contact tracing is underway and the main CDC has sought help with potential contacts of infected individuals.
“Close contact helps limit the potential spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 by answering calls, providing complete information, and quarantining when advised to do so. “The agency said in a news release on Saturday.
The cumulative number of cases in Maine increased to 5,939 on Sunday, a net increase of 26 cases from Saturday. The main CDC has modified the cumulative total number of cases based on the number of “potential” cases that were later negative and the results of contact tracing studies, so the officially reported number of new cases 29 is More than the daily total difference.
In Maine, 146 people died of COVID-19 and 5,145 recovered from the disease. Maine had 648 active cases on Sunday.
The CDC advises people who have spent October 2nd or later at Brooks Pentecostal Church or related schools to monitor COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing, fever, shortness of breath, malaise, and body aches. ..
According to the CDC, anyone who attended a congregation-sponsored fellowship rally between October 2nd and 4th may have been exposed to the virus and needs to take precautions.
Some of the church cases were explained in a new case reported on Saturday, officials said, but not all. The state-wide number of cases for the CDC on Sunday may also include Brooks Pentecostal cases. In Waldo County, there were 10 new cases in the number of cases on Sunday.
The church website and social media pages did not show any information about the outbreak on Sunday morning. A video of the service posted on Facebook shows that the church has been worshiping directly since it showed the congregation at least in September. Gather in the pew, No mask.
The church posted several videos on October 4th.Some of them seem to show social distance in the pew, but other videos of that date A nearby maskless gathering.
The main university system reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with a total of six active cases reported in eight schools. All three cases were detected at the University of Maine at Augusta. Currently, there are five active cases. The University of Maine in Orono has one active case.
Since the start of the Pandemic, there have been 832 COVIDs in each county in Maine-19 in Androscoggin, 56 in Aroostook, 2,425 in Cumberland, 73 in Franklin, 56 in Hancock and Kennebec. 289 in Knox, 53 in Lincoln, 157 in Oxford, 273 in Penobscot, 10 in Piscataquis, 77 in Sagadahoc, 127 in Somerset, 112 in Waldo, 20 in Washington, 1,317 in York.
By age, 12.8% of patients were under 20 years old, 16.4% were in their 20s, 15.3% were in their 30s, 13.9% were in their 40s, 16.1% were in their 50s, 11.5% were in their 60s, and 7.2% were in their 70s and 6.8. The percentage was in their 80s.
Women are still the majority of cases, just over 51 percent.
The main CDC states that it will not update hospital capacity data on weekends from October 1st. On Friday, there were 11 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Maine, five of whom were in the intensive care unit and one on ventilator. The state had a total of 382 93 intensive care unit beds and 318 252 ventilators. There were also 444 alternative ventilators.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there were 39.7 million known cases of COVID-19 and 1.1 million deaths worldwide on Sunday. In the United States, there were 8.1 million cases and more than 219,000 died.