Dr. Nirav Shah and the Maine CDC shared the following statistics related to the outbreak in our region.
- The CDC reported that 32 positives (26 confirmed and 6 probable) have been linked to the August 7th wedding and reception.
- The median age of the confirmed cases is 42 years old.
- Those who’ve tested positive range in age from 4 to 78.
- Seven cases are associated with children under the age of 18.
- 87% of cases thus far are symptomatic.
Please note that this information is specific to this particular outbreak and reflects what is known thus far. It will change as more cases are confirmed.
We will have more information to share with you tomorrow.
MILLINOCKET REGIONAL HOSPITAL IS OPEN
for patients who are in need of care (sick, injured, etc.) and for necessary
follow-up testing or procedures that can’t be delayed including: surgical
procedures and serial lab testing like INR’s, glucose, drug levels, etc.
About Millinocket Regional Hospital
Millinocket Regional Hospital (MRH) is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital nestled at the base of Baxter State Park that provides vital healthcare services to those who live, work and play in the Katahdin Region. Beyond the friendly staff and award-winning patient care, MRH provides an impressive range of specialty and general services; with a recent expansion resulting in the addition of eight new specialties and a Walk-In Care facility. In 2018, MRH was awarded the Press Ganey ‘Guardian of Excellence Award’ for exceptional patient experience; a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement for hospitals who consistently perform within the top 5%. Providing jobs to approximately 250 people, MRH is the largest employer in the Katahdin Region and a crucial economic driver within its community. For more information, please visit www.mrhme.org or www.facebook.com/MillinocketRegionalHospital