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COVID-19 Jan. 17 Update: Amid new outbreaks at Winterberry Heights and Westgate, coronavirus deaths hitting nursing homes the hardest Featured

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: For reporting purposes, case counts are actually tabulated the prior day and those tabulations are often adjusted up or down. This is due to Maine CDC investigators determining which actual new or current cases may not qualify to be classified as COVID-19 cases, especially when it comes to probable cases. Some days are actually adjusted upward, while cases are more often revised downward upon subsequent investigations. Therefore, The Maine Edge uses adjusted net figures first when determining actual daily variances instead of the number of newly reported cases that may end up not qualifying or being adjusted. In the case of a prior day's figures being revised upward, both will be included since the prior day was underreported.)

DAILY UPDATE: Current information as of 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan 17 with CDC data as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Some figures have been updated due to newly obtained data.

AUGUSTA - Cases related to COVID-19 rose on Sunday at a much more muted clip, capping a week that saw thousands of new cases pile on across the state. The 342-case rise brought Maine’s total case count to 33,559, just days after setting new single-day and weekly records, according to data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC).

The past seven days saw three of them with cases above 800 – the new high mark was established Jan. 12 with 829 – and over 4,000 in total. In addition, the first 16 days of 2021 has seen 8,674 new cases, putting January squarely on track to surpass December’s record totals.

In fact, January’s total thus far is already at a greater pace than December’s average run rate, which itself was far above the rest of last year. The final month of 2020 officially ended with 12,944 new cases, more than the rest of 2020’s cases combined since tracking began. The month also saw new cases exceed 200 every day, with 23 of those days over 300 cases, 17 days over 400, eight days over 500, five over 600 and three over 700. December also blew past November’s then-record of 5,294 cases by Dec. 15.

With nearly 8,700 cases already on the books, January is poised to break those records as this month’s case count is 67 percent of December’s total cases – and that’s with 15 more days to go. When looking at weekly trends, the rolling seven-day total also hit a new high this week with 4,384 cases occurring in the seven days ending Jan. 14.

Maine CDC data so far for January shows new cases have topped 300 for 15 of its 16 days with over half of those days over 500, six over 600, five over 700 and three above 800. If the trend continues, the state could possibly see cases top 15,000, thereby surpassing December. In all, there have been 73 days of triple-digit increases since the surge began Oct. 29.

State health officials also reported 30 deaths on Saturday in the second-largest one-day report to date – the largest is the 41 that was reported on Jan. 8 – as well as four deaths on Sunday. That brought Maine’s death toll to 511. According to Robert Long, communications director for the Maine CDC, 23 of the 30 deaths reported Saturday were confirmed through vital records and date as far back as Dec. 24. That changed the official tally for 2020, which he said was 423 with 88 deaths so far for 2021. He added that the total for 2020 is still open as investigators continue to review those records and some death certificates may still be outstanding.

“Some of the deaths reported today occurred in 2020, but death certificates were not filed until 2021 so it is possible that the 2020 number could change if more death certificates for 2020 deaths are filed,” Long said Saturday.

The 30 deaths reported Saturday were evenly split between men and women, of which two were in their 60s, three were in their 70s and the rest were aged 80 and over. One of those who died was a resident of Androscoggin County, four were from Aroostook County, five were from Cumberland County, two were from Hancock County, one was from Kennebec County, four were from Oxford County, eight were from Penobscot County, and five were from York County.

The four deaths reported Sunday include three women and one man, of which one was in their 60s, one was in their 70s and two were aged 80 and older. Two of them were residents of Cumberland County, while one was from Somerset County and one from York County. The Maine CDC recently changed its reporting method for deaths and now reports them only in the aggregate.

A concerning trend in Maine, however, is not when the deaths occurred but rather where they are happening. Due to the nature of their residents, a fair percentage of Maine’s deaths continue to occur in nursing, long-term and congregate care facilities. According to new data obtained on Saturday by The Maine Edge, 274 – or about 54 percent – of the state’s deaths have occurred in those settings (see table below) despite having only 14 percent of all cases to date. And some of those locations have had more than one outbreak.

For example, Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco has had three separate outbreaks occur there in May, August and the latest one in December, and the facility has suffered the most deaths in Maine at 24 with 21 of those stemming from the current outbreak that began Dec. 8 and is still considered active by the Maine CDC. Similarly, the Portland Center for Assisted Living had an outbreak in late June and another that opened in mid-December, with the latter outbreak resulting in all of the facility’s eight deaths.

Another facility that has experienced one of the higher death tolls in Maine, Durgin Pines in Kittery, had all 13 of its deaths tied to a second outbreak in October – its first was back in May. Others experiencing multiple outbreaks that have resulted in deaths a second time around include Clover Health Care in Auburn with 12, Orono Commons with six, Pine Point Center in Scarborough with four, and Barron Center in Portland with three.

On Friday, Dr. Nirav Shah, director for the Maine CDC, announced new outbreaks at Dexter Healthcare, which has 74 cases as of Saturday, and Halldale Manor in Farmingdale with 18 cases. Last Monday, he added The Cedars in Portland and Winterberry Heights in Bangor to the list, both of which also had previous outbreaks in 2020.

And while the outbreaks themselves have contributed to those deaths, the patients in those facilities are also the most at risk from both a health and age perspective - 86 percent of all deaths in Maine have occurred in individuals over the age of 70 and many deaths have occurred in those with underlying or comorbid conditions.

Based on Saturday’s new information, December ended with a record total of 194 deaths, marking the deadliest month of 2020 but still open to adjustment as vital records catch up. November was second highest last year with 82 deaths, while April was third at 51 when the first wave of infections spread in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the state.

At the other end of the spectrum, October ended up with only five deaths for the month, marking the lowest death toll so far despite being deeper into the pandemic compared to earlier months. March, representing the beginning of the pandemic’s tracking, is second lowest at seven. May is now the fifth highest month so far at 37 deaths and July had 18 deaths overall while both August and June saw 10 each. Despite an outbreak stemming from an August wedding in Millinocket that began spreading in the middle of that month, September ended with only nine.

With December representing the highest official month in both cases and deaths, November remains second highest in new cases with 5,293 while October is third with 1,271. To round out the rest of the months, June is fourth highest with 935, while September is a close fifth at 860. April sits at sixth at 780, July is seventh at 649, August is a close eighth with 623, and March remains the lowest month with 342 total cases when tracking began.

Although December broke records as the coronavirus surged across the state, the end of 2020 also brought some relief as vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna began to be distributed across the state. According to Long, 78,084 vaccinations have been conducted across the state with 11,770 – or about 15 percent - of those representing second doses. Vaccinations are far exceeding the number of cumulative cases of COVID-19, as Maine is in the top five in the nation in the ratio of inoculations versus the number of vaccines received.

That ratio is currently 82 percent and Gov. Janet Mills announced on Wednesday that vaccines would be extended to those aged 70 and over and those of any age with serious underlying conditions in line with new U.S. CDC recommendations in moving to Phase 1B.

Still, as cases have risen so have hospitalizations. According to the Maine CDC, hospitalizations hit a new record on Wednesday when 207 were hospitalized but that figure dropped back to 194 on Saturday. However, those currently hospitalized jumped to 205 on Sunday with 66 in ICUs and 26 on ventilators. The latter two figures are down from their highs of 68 and 27 respectively set on Tuesday. Overall, hospitalizations began increasing at the end of October when the surge began - there were only 17 hospitalized on Oct. 24 - and Maine’s hospitalization rate has been high ever since at around 15.5 per 100,000 people. 

As those in ICUs and on ventilators have gone up, available ICU beds across the state have gone down accordingly. The state currently has 87 ICU beds available, down eight from the day before and far from the 129 beds available just before the surge began in late October. And continuing outbreaks across the state since the beginning of November haven't helped either.

With over 165 new outbreak investigations launched in December alone, Shah, director for the Maine CDC, said that forced state health officials to make the decision to only track those cases falling into certain categories including: those aged 18 and younger; those aged 65 and older; cases involving health care workers or first responders; those falling into a heavily burdened demographic; those with disabilities; residents and staff of certain congregate care settings; and those in schools or childcare facilities.

"The changes that we are making to the case investigation process and the categories I mentioned will similarly enable us to focus our available public health resources on caring for the most vulnerable residents in Maine," Shah said in December regarding the change, comparing the Maine CDC to a very crowded emergency room with limited resources.

In total, there have been over 360 outbreaks investigated by the Maine CDC since tracking began in March, according to Long. And many of those outbreaks have hit close to home, which has also driven cases upward in Penobscot County with new outbreaks at Winterberry Heights, Westgate Center for Rehab, Orono Commons and other such facilities.

It took nine months for Penobscot to cross the 1K-mark when it did on Dec. 2, but it took only 28 days to more than double that figure when cases topped 2,000 on Dec. 30. Now with 2,894 cases, the county has added nearly 1,000 more cases in just 17 days and is almost 10 times higher than the 300 cases it had when the surge began on Oct. 29. That kind of increase is similar to the growth seen in Maine’s other official community transmission counties of Cumberland, York and Androscoggin, but it came much later as Penobscot County only had 52 new cases for all of October while September only recorded 29. November eclipsed the then-record of 86 new cases reported in August due to a wedding outbreak in Millinocket where 178 individuals who tested positive across the state were linked to the event, but December was by far the highest for all of 2020.

According to Shah, however, community transmission - where a certain ratio of disease transmission is happening from sources that cannot be contact traced - is occurring unabated all over the state. Most counties continue to experience elevated growth in cases, indicating community transmission is happening everywhere with hotspots dependent upon the day.

“There is good reason to believe that a large portion of the increase in positivity rates over the past two weeks is in part because of increased – as well as increasing – cases of COVID-19 across Maine,” he said last Wednesday. “There are other factors as well – for example, changes in testing volume – but these positivity rates coupled with the hospitalizations as well as, sadly, the number of deaths suggests that what we have talked about for many weeks now is continuing across Maine.”

According to the zip code breakdown, which was last updated on Jan. 13 with data as of Jan. 10 and usually lags current case count data by as much as a week, the Bangor/Hermon/Glenburn area rose sharply by nearly 100 cases to 770 in the past week in one of the largest increases in raw numbers since tracking began. Dexter led all towns percentage-wise, increasing by over 71 percent with 33 new cases to total 79. The second highest was Orono with 43 new cases, or 33 percent, followed by Corinna with six new cases and Holden with nine, both of which represented 18 percent increases. Orono retook second highest in raw numbers in surpassing Hampden, which rose to second last week. Brewer remains fourth highest. Towns like Kenduskeag and Medway cannot be calculated accurately since those municipalities report in ranges rather than actual numbers. Below is a breakdown by town:

Cases by town in decending order 06-Jan 13-Jan +/-
Bangor/Glenburn/Veazie/Hermon 671 770 99
Orono       130 173 43
Hampden     143 163 20
Brewer       129 142 13
Old Town       95 109 14
Lincoln       99 107 8
Millinocket     83 89 6
Dexter       46 79 33
Corinth       67 75 8
Holden       49 58 9
Levant       52 55 3
Newport       46 52 6
Bradley*       49 49 0
Charleston*     49 49 0
E Millinocket*     49 49 0
Kenduskeag*     49 49 0
Medway*     49 49 0
Patten*       49 49 0
Milford       44 48 4
Carmel       42 45 3
Orrington     38 44 6
Eddington     38 41 3
Corinna       32 38 6
Bradford*     19 19 0
Burlington*     19 19 0
Dixmont*     19 19 0
Etna*       19 19 0
Exeter*       19 19 0
Garland*       19 19 0
Greenbush*     19 19 0
Howland*     19 19 0
Hudson*       19 19 0
Lagrange*     19 19 0
Lee*       19 19 0
Plymouth*     19 19 0
Springfield*     19 19 0
Stacyville*     19 19 0
Stetson*       19 19 0
West Enfield*     19 19 0
*Towns reporting in a range        

Considering the 45 deaths that have occurred in Penobscot County (eight of the deaths reported Saturday occurred here) and the 885 cases that have since recovered, the county's net active or unresolved cases rose to 1,964 on Sunday. The upward march of active cases has continued as new cases have exceeded recoveries, and that figure is over 50 times higher than the 33 active cases at the end of October, a month where that figure hovered around 18 active cases before rising toward the end of the month as the surge began. September averaged around 15 active cases, while August ranged as high as 52 active cases calculated on Aug. 21 and as low as 19 on Aug. 13 before the Millinocket outbreak was discovered. In comparison, there were only seven cases at the beginning of July.

Still, much of the increase is due to the lack of follow up for many cases not falling under the Maine CDC's restricted contact tracing guidelines amid the need to handle the surge in cases.

While Penobscot County hasn't had nearly the amount of cases as the other original community transmission counties since the pandemic began, the county has seen its share of growth since August due to the wedding and other outbreaks at long-term care facilities. Penobscot moved to fourth place and overtook Kennebec County, which itself is not an official community transmission county but had suffered several major outbreaks early in the pandemic, including the Augusta Center for Rehabilitation where 77 people came down with COVID-19 and eight died. Kennebec continues to see large outbreaks at such facilities, including Gray Birch Senior Care in Augusta where 106 people were infected and 12 died before that outbreak was officially closed on Jan. 14.

However, the surge since October has affected all of Maine’s counties and that has concerned state health officials as outbreaks have continued to be a major contributor (see chart below). Cases in Kennebec County rose by over 136 percent in November by a similar amount in December but dropped back to fifth highest as Penobscot County surged at a greater rate with outbreaks of its own. Still, Kennebec has kept pace with Penobscot in crossing the 1K-mark on Dec. 7 and adding over 1,100 cases in the month since to total 2,606 cases as of Sunday.

York County, however, continues to be one of the state's two main hot spots. With only 15 percent of the state's population, the county has the second-most cases in the state and the highest incidence of cases per capita than Maine’s other 15 counties. Now over nine times higher than its already-high case count of 689 back in August when the Millinocket wedding outbreak began, many of the state's outbreaks have since occurred there including the deadliest one at Seal Rock, and York has continued contributing an average of about 20 percent of all new cases the past few months.

But it’s not just York. Waldo, Washington, Somerset, Knox, Hancock, Aroostook and especially the more populous Cumberland and Androscoggin counties have all at least doubled - some up to eight times - their case counts in just the past two months. In contrast, Piscataquis County has added just 153 new cases since Nov. 2 of which 110 are currently unresolved, and the county didn't suffer its first and only COVID-19 death until Nov. 27. Sagadahoc County was then the only Maine county without a COVID-19-related death until Dec. 21, and that county has also remained at one since.

In terms of raw numbers, Cumberland County, which crossed the 4K-mark on Dec. 4 and has already more than doubled its case count since then, remains the hardest hit county in the state with 9,794 confirmed and probable cases – in fact, Cumberland had 454 or more than half of Thursday’s record total cases. York is second highest at 7,296 in topping the 6K mark on Jan. 8 and now the 7K mark just six days later on Jan. 14. And with 3,612 cases, Androscoggin County is third highest after topping the 3K mark on Jan. 6, less than a month after crossing the 2K mark on Dec. 13. Still, new cases there have slowed compared to Cumberland and York counties.

Statewide, Sunday’s cumulative figures showed 1,244 of all cases required hospitalization or are currently hospitalized - including 141 in Penobscot - and 11,989 have been resolved. As new cases have surged across the state with weeks of successive new records, the statewide net active or unresolved case count rose to a new record of 21,059 on Sunday. To put that figure into perspective, there were only 2,132 active cases at the beginning of December and active cases are nearly 9,000 higher than those that are resolved. Still, much of that has to do with the state’s move away from following all cases to resolution.

In contrast, November began the month with 877 active cases before ending nearly three times higher at 2,108. October ranged from a high of 833 on Halloween to as low as 494 on Oct. 5. September's high mark of 501 active cases was recorded Sept. 24 while its low point was 389 calculated Sept. 8. Likewise, August had a similar gap between its high and low points when there were 300 active cases calculated on Aug. 10 before the Millinocket wedding outbreak was discovered, and when it reached its peak of 399 on Aug. 30 as the outbreak progressed.

July also saw a lot of variability in net active cases, which began the month at 431 before dropping to as low as 296 for three days spanning July 13-15. To put that variability into perspective, consider that the lowest record for active cases since the peak in April continues to be the 293-case count recorded on May 1. Active cases had been showing a steady decline from April's peak until it surged again in mid-May when a rash of outbreaks began occurring in long-term care facilities across the state.

Since then, well over 265 new outbreaks in either congregate, long-term care or employer settings (see table below) have consistently kept average active cases above 400 from the beginning of June until the triple-digit spikes began Oct. 29. The Maine CDC is currently monitoring 2,638 of those active cases under its Sara Alert contract tracing system. In all, 35,718 people have been enrolled in the contact tracing program since the pandemic monitoring began in March.

A trend that has been growing here in Maine and across the nation, however, is the decline of the case mortality rate. At the height of new case growth that occurred in May, which began the month at 1,122 and ended with 2,319 total cases by the time June arrived, the mortality rate among those cases hovered at around 5.1 percent after reaching as high as 5.42 percent on May 3. It was during that time when outbreaks were occurring in nursing homes and other long-term-care settings (see table below) and many of the deaths at the time were among those residents. Overall, 236 of the deaths that have occurred in Maine, or about 52 percent, are from those settings.

Yet as the months have progressed since the pandemic began and cases have continued to rise, the case mortality rate has not kept up - in fact, it's gone the other way. Taking the 30 newly reported deaths on Sunday into account, Maine's case mortality rate dropped to 1.52 percent, down from 1.53 percent on Saturday but still up from its low of 1.37 percent set Jan. 7 before the 41 deaths that were reported the following day. However, Sunday’s figure is still down significantly by 111 basis points from the beginning of October when it was 2.63 percent and down by 79 basis points from 2.31 percent on Oct. 28 before the surge began. In all, the case mortality rate is less than a third of what it was in May and that trend is playing out across the country as well.

Nationally, cases have topped 23.8 million across the U.S. and the death toll Sunday neared the 400K mark with 396,353, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Although nearly every state has seen cases rise dramatically in the past two months, the case mortality rate across the nation has mirrored Maine's experience and been dropping since the pandemic began. It was about 6.2 percent back in May, 5.6 percent a month later in June, 3.9 percent in mid-July and 3.16 percent by mid-August.

And despite deaths being at a record of over 4,000 per day across the U.S. earlier last week, that figure was 1.67 percent on Sunday, down similarly by 119 basis points since the beginning of October when it stood at 2.86 percent. The data indicates new cases are not translating at the same percentage to deaths as before. And while Maine's case mortality rate is faring better than the nation's, the trend seems to confirm both Maine CDC and national reports that healthier younger people are now getting infected and therapeutics are helping the older demographics.

Still, the older and unhealthier you are matters. As said earlier, most deaths in Maine are occurring in those over aged 70 and more than half are still occurring in long-term nursing home or healthcare settings. And it is of course impossible to determine what the actual infection mortality rate is, which is different than the case mortality rate. A July study by the U.S. CDC Covid-19 Response Team said infections across the country may have been up to 10 times greater than what was reported from March to May since some people were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms and never reported their sickness or simply recovered.

Shah said Friday that 3,337 of Maine’s cases involve healthcare workers. The ratio of cases involving healthcare workers has historically ranged from an average of 11-15 percent the past few months. As of Friday, that ratio was around 10.2 percent, down slightly from 10.3 percent last week and down from 10.6 percent on Monday.

About 1,186,286 PCR Molecular (active RNA swab) tests, 13,329 antibody tests and 113,196 of the new Antigen tests have tested negative, while 619 antibody tests have tested positive as of Thursday. Including tests that were deemed positive or indeterminate, over 1.35 million tests have been conducted across the state as of Jan. 13 - those figures are now only updated Monday through Friday.

According to Shah, Maine's seven-day PCR positivity rate dropped to 5.09 percent on Friday as testing has increased, and that figure was down from 6.06 percent last week but still up from 4.15 percent in mid-December. As it stands, Maine's current positivity rate is more than 12 times its low point of 0.42 percent on Oct. 17. Shah has said previously that Maine's positivity rate still compares favorably to the national rate of about nine percent amid the current surge across the country. He added that the positivity rate for the new Antigen test was running higher at about 7.37 percent, which was down from 8.07 percent on Monday.

Maine continues to be in the top half of the nation in its testing rate, which rose to 686 per 100,000 on Friday. If you factor in the testing volume for the new Antigen tests, however, Maine is sitting at about 870 per 100,000 with both tests combined. Maine compares to about 600 per 100,000 nationally.

Worldwide, infections have topped 94.7 million and deaths crossed the 2 million mark on Jan. 15 to stand at 2,026,396. Cases in India, Brazil, Russia, Argentina and all of Europe have spiked in the past three months, with Europe in various stages of lockdowns as cases have exploded there.

India topped the 10 million-mark on Dec. 18 in less than a month after reaching 9 million and, with its 10.55 million cases, is second only to the U.S. in total cases. Brazil has also added over a million cases in a record 23 days after topping the 7 million-mark on Dec. 16. Now with 8.45 million cases, Brazil is third highest in the world. Russia crossed the 3 million threshold on Dec. 27 and sits fourth highest with 3.53 million.

Several other nations crossed the million mark in October, including Argentina on Oct. 19 and of which now stands at 1.79 million as cases have slowed. Spain marked that milestone Oct. 21 and crossed the 2 million-mark on Jan. 7 in moving to ninth highest with 2.25 million cases. France crossed that threshold a day later on Oct. 22 and has since overtaken many countries to move to sixth highest with 2.93 million cases. The United Kingdom, however, has grown even faster – that country crossed the million mark on Oct. 31 and moved ahead of France on Jan. 3. Now with 3.4 million cases, the U.K. is poised to overtake Russia for fourth highest. Italy, which joined the million-plus list on Oct. 24, now stands eighth highest and crossed the 2-million mark with 2.38 million cases.

Crossing the million mark in November was Mexico, which hit the milestone on Nov. 14 and now has 1.63 million. Germany crossed over on Nov. 26 and also reached the 2 million mark on Jan. 14. That country had 2.04 million as of Sunday.

For December, Poland crossed the milestone on Dec. 1 and now has 1.43 million cases. Turkey also crossed the million mark on Dec. 11 and quickly shot up to seventh highest with 2.38 million cases. Ukraine crossed the mark on Dec. 22 and now has 1.2 million. Peru hit the million mark on Dec. 23 and now has 1.05 million. South Africa became the latest nation to cross the million mark on Dec. 27 and quickly overtook both Peru and Ukraine with 1.32 million cases.

U.S. officials believe China - where the virus originated - and Iran continue to report suspect numbers. However, Iran's case count has more than doubled since the beginning of October and crossed the million mark on Dec. 3 to total 1.33 million cases on Sunday.

In all, there have been over 360 identified outbreaks and about 14 percent of all cases have occurred in congregate, long-term care or workplace settings. Out of Maine's 507 deaths, 274 - or about 54 percent - have involved residents from long-term care facilities, and several locations have had repeated outbreaks. Although this is not a complete list, below is a breakdown of Maine's larger outbreak investigations of 10 or more or those of less than 10 that involved a death. Due to the massive increase in new investigations, many of the smaller outbreaks have been taken and will remain off the list.

 

Open and closed outbreaks Residents Staff/other Deaths Total
100 State Street - Portland 20 0 0 20
Abbott Laboratories - Scarborough 0 29 0 29
AD USA (Hannaford) - Winthrop 0 21 0 21
Augusta Center for Rehabilitation 48 29 8 77
Barron Center - Portland* 60 30 3 90
Bella Point - Bridgton 16 5 0 21
Big Moose Inn - Millinocket 0 55 0 55
Birchwoods at Canco - Portland* 5 10 0 15
Bristol Seafood - Portland 0 19 0 19
Brook House 6 10 0 16
Brooks Pentecostal Church/School - Brooks 0 60 0 60
Calvary Baptist Church - Sanford 0 10 0 10
Cape Memory Care - Cape Elizabeth 61 24 7 85
Cape Seafood - Saco 0 10 0 10
Caribou Rehab and Nursing 52 37 14 89
Central Maine Medical Center 15 0 0 15
Cianbro Construction 0 29 0 29
Clover Health Care - Auburn* 87 78 12 165
CN Brown - South Paris 0 10 0 10
Coastal Shores - Brunswick 3 10 0 13
Community Regional Charter School - Cornville 0 17 0 17
Country Village Assisted Living - Casco 28 14 3 42
Deeper Life Assembly Church - Pittsfield 0 11 0 11
Dexter Healthcare 32 42 0 74
Durgin Pines - Kittery 54 34 13 88
Eastern Maine Medical Center - Bangor 8 50 0 58
Eastside Rehab & Living Center - Bangor 47 18 0 65
Edgewood Rehab - Farmington 17 4 1 21
Eldredge Lumber Yard - York 0 13 0 13
Enclave of Scarborough 9 7 0 16
Falmouth by the Sea - Falmouth 45 30 4 75
Family Shelter - Portland 16 0 0 16
Flood Brothers Farm - Clinton 0 13 0 13
Granite Bay Care - Seven sites in total 20 12 0 32
Gray Birch Senior Care - Augusta 70 36 12 106
Halldale Manor - Farmingdale 18 0 0 18
Hancock Foods - Ellsworth 0 13 0 13
Hawthorne House - Freeport 11 8 0 19
Highview Manor - Madawaska 42 39 5 81
Hillside Terrace - Hallowell 8 2 0 10
Hope House - Bangor 18 4 0 22
Houlton Ambulance Service - Houlton 0 11 0 11
Huntington Common - Kennebunk 39 29 8 68
Husson University - Bangor 0 15 0 15
Island Nursing Home & Care Center - Deer Isle 62 38 14 100
John F. Murphy Home - Auburn 12 0 0 12
Katahdin Health Care 24 10 0 34
Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehab 58 22 1 80
Kidspeace of New England - Ellsworth 0 17 0 17
Lakeview Terrace 12 9 0 21
Lewiston Police Department 0 16 0 16
Little Lambs Learning Center - Springvale 0 11 0 11
LL Bean - Freeport 0 17 0 17
Maine Veterans Home - Bangor 0 12 0 12
Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough* 34 32 13 66
Maplecrest Rehabilitation Center - Madison 25 15 7 40
Market Square Health Care - South Paris 73 34 4 107
Marshall Health Care - Machias  8 4 0 12
Marshwood Center - Lewiston* 44 22 4 66
Mercy Home - Eagle Lake 15 32 3 47
Merrill Farms - Wells 0 13 0 13
Mount St. Joseph's - Waterville 13 8 0 21
ND Paper - Rumford 0 24 0 24
New Communities Biddeford Estates 36 3 2 39
Newton Center - Sanford 44 25 2 69
Oak Grove Center - Waterville* 16 8 0 24
Orono Commons - Orono* 50 38 9 88
Oxford Street Shelter - Portland 12 3 0 15
Pat's Pizza - Portland 0 22 0 22
Pine Point Center - Scarborough* 23 9 4 32
Pinnacle Health & Rehabilitation - Canton 92 51 14 143
Pinnacle Health & Rehabilitation - S. Portland 1 2 1 3
Pinnacle Health & Rehabilitation - Sanford 15 11 2 26
Port Resources - South Portland 7 5 0 12
Portland Center for Assisted Living* 33 51 8 84
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - Kittery 0 18 0 18
Proctor and Gamble - Auburn 0 13 0 13
Ready Seafood - Saco 0 11 0 11
Ross Manor - Bangor 0 11 0 11
Russell Park Rehabilitation & Living - Lewiston 82 74 6 156
Sandy River Center - Farmington 46 19 6 65
Sanfield Rehab & Living Center - Hartland 20 16 4 36
Sanford High School - Sanford 0 18 0 18
Seal Rock - Saco* 74 50 24 124
Second Baptist Church - Calais 0 27 0 27
Sedgewood Commons - Falmouth 41 18 10 59
Sentry Hill - York 9 3 0 12
Shaw House Geriatric Care - Biddeford 16 7 0 23
Southridge Rehab - Biddeford 1 14 0 15
Springbrook Center - Westbrook* 54 33 9 87
St. Andre - Biddeford 7 2 1 9
St. Joseph Rehab & Residence - Portland 47 20 1 67
Sunrise Opportunities - Machias 4 6 1 10
Tall Pines - Belfast 32 11 13 43
The Cedars Assisted Living - Portland* 13 8 4 21
The Inn at Village Square - Portland 26 14 4 40
The Meadows - Greene 13 2 0 15
The Mooring on Foreside - Cumberland Foreside* 4 5 1 9
The Wardwell Assisted Living - Saco 32 11 1 43
Tyson Foods - Portland 0 55 0 55
Westgate Center for Rehab - Bangor 28 18 3 46
Windham Correctional Facility - Windham 118 13 0 131
Winterberry Heights - Bangor* 18 9 7 27
Woodland Memory Care - Rockland 10 2 0 12
Woodland Pulp - Baileyville 0 19 0 19
Woodlands Senior Living - Farmington 19 2 0 21
Woodland Senior Living - Rockland 27 9 1 36
York Hospital - York 0 56 0 56
York County Jail - Alfred 48 34 0 82
Total 2353 2090 274 4443

(*Denotes facilities that have had more than one outbreak. Data courtesy of Maine CDC as of Jan. 15, 2021)

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