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Maine CDC announces 8 new cases of COVID-19 in the state

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced 8 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday.Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah said the state revised its numbers from Thursday after it was discovered that three of the confirmed cases were out-of-state residents, and one was erroneously marked positive after a clerical error. The total number of confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Maine stands at 56.The number of people hospitalized increased to five, up one from Thursday.2,264 tests have come back negative, Shah said.Shah warned that it is too early to tell if Maine cases are leveling off, and warned that residents should not interpret the numbers as a trend just yet.Maine Gov. Janet Mills has sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking him to accelerate the distribution of medical equipment, Shah said. Hospitals in Maine and across the country are running low on those supplies.In the meantime, thousands of gloves and hundreds of face shields, shoe covers and gowns are being distributed Friday to hospitals and first responders across Maine, Shah said.Out of the 135 intensive care unit beds in Maine, 56 are available, Shah said. Shah also commended Mainers for their continued efforts to socially distance themselves, but also noted that when he asks people to be socially distant, he really means “physically distant.” Shah is urging everyone to stay in touch with friends and family.

AUGUSTA, Maine —

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced 8 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday.

Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah said the state revised its numbers from Thursday after it was discovered that three of the confirmed cases were out-of-state residents, and one was erroneously marked positive after a clerical error.

The total number of confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Maine stands at 56.

The number of people hospitalized increased to five, up one from Thursday.

2,264 tests have come back negative, Shah said.

Shah warned that it is too early to tell if Maine cases are leveling off, and warned that residents should not interpret the numbers as a trend just yet.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills has sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking him to accelerate the distribution of medical equipment, Shah said. Hospitals in Maine and across the country are running low on those supplies.

In the meantime, thousands of gloves and hundreds of face shields, shoe covers and gowns are being distributed Friday to hospitals and first responders across Maine, Shah said.

Out of the 135 intensive care unit beds in Maine, 56 are available, Shah said.

Shah also commended Mainers for their continued efforts to socially distance themselves, but also noted that when he asks people to be socially distant, he really means “physically distant.” Shah is urging everyone to stay in touch with friends and family.

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