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Maine reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, continuing a trend of increasing case counts. There were no additional deaths.
The seven-day day-to-day average of brand-new cases jumped to 103 on Wednesday, compared to 66.9 a week back and 20 a month back.
Because the pandemic began, Maine has tape-recorded 70,844 cases of COVID-19, and 900 deaths.
The brand-new case numbers show rising rates of infection in Cumberland, Kennebec and Piscataquis counties, putting those counties into the “significant” transmission classification where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises mask wearing indoors for all people. Remaining in the “considerable” classification are Lincoln, York, Penobscot and Somerset counties.
Waldo County stays in the “high” transmission category, where mask using also is recommended. Washington County has actually moved into the “low” transmission category, joining Sagadahoc. All other counties are in the “moderate” category.
With a rise in cases and the more contagious delta variant spreading throughout the United States, more employers are mandating COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of work.
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In Maine, MaineHealth, the states biggest healthcare network that includes Maine Medical Center in Portland, revealed on Tuesday that COVID-19 immunization would be needed for all workers by Oct. 1. Northern Light Health, which operates Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and Mercy Hospital in Portland, announced a comparable intend on Monday. Millinocket Regional Hospital last week became the very first health center in Maine to launch a vaccine required for its workers.
” We feel extremely positive in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines,” stated Dr. Dora Anne Mills, chief health improvement officer at MaineHealth, in an interview on Tuesday. “We require to act now to make sure clients and staff members are protected.”
Mills stated a mandate is efficient, as revealed by a 2020 requirement for MaineHealth employees to get a flu shot, which was followed by a state influenza shot mandate this year for all health care workers.
” We lost extremely couple of employees when we implemented the influenza shot required. What takes place is individuals get immunized,” Mills said.
Significant employers beyond health care likewise are starting to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for work, consisting of Walmart, Disney, Facebook, Google and Tyson Foods. In Maine, the University of Maine System is needing vaccinations for students and staff when full FDA approval is granted. Numerous of the states personal institution of higher learnings also have actually developed vaccination requirements for students and personnel.
Some dining establishments in Maine are beginning to need vaccination for indoor dining, including Little Giant on Danforth Street in Portland, the Portland Hunt & & Alpine Club on Market Street and Crown Jewel on Great Diamond Island.
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In Maine, MaineHealth, the states biggest health care network that consists of Maine Medical Center in Portland, revealed on Tuesday that COVID-19 immunization would be needed for all employees by Oct. 1. Northern Light Health, which runs Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and Mercy Hospital in Portland, revealed a similar plan on Monday. Millinocket Regional Hospital last week became the very first medical facility in Maine to introduce a vaccine mandate for its workers.
Significant companies outside of health care likewise are starting to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for employment, consisting of Walmart, Disney, Facebook, Google and Tyson Foods. In Maine, the University of Maine System is needing vaccinations for trainees and staff as soon as full FDA approval is given.