The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Maine reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 and an additional death on Friday.
The total number of confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Maine was 3,912. To date, at least 123 mainers have died from coronavirus-infected disease.
The Maine CDC reported 428 active cases on Friday, counting the total number of deaths and 3,361 people recovering, an increase of seven from Thursday. 3,499 cases of the virus and 413 possible cases were confirmed.
According to the New York Times, Maine remains one of the lowest infections and deaths from COVID-19, according to the New York Times.
As of Friday, Maine has infected 289 cases per 100,000 residents, less than in every other state except Hawaii and Vermont. By comparison, the states with the highest rates of infection, Louisiana and Arizona, had 2,465 and 2,348 cases per 100,000 population, respectively, according to The New York Times.
However, Maine continues to have one of the worst national differences when it comes to racial and ethnic segregation, which makes up COVID-19.
According to the latest CDC data from Maine, blacks make up only 1.4 percent of the total Maine population, accounting for about 22 percent of all COVID-19 cases where a person’s race is known.
On Thursday, Chief Janet Mills announced that organizations working in immigrant and minority communities will be given $ 1 million. USD from the State Coronavir Virus Support Fund for Education, Prevention and Support Services. Mills also announced 5 million. USD rental assistance to help prevent evictions and prevent the loss of the federal unemployment benefit program, which expires on Friday.
This story will be updated.
On this day in Maine history: July 31st