Maine CDC reports 20 new coronavirus outbreaks in two days



On Thursday, the Maine CDC opened 11 new outbreak investigations and opened nine additional investigations on Friday.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Since Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing, the Maine CDC has opened 20 new coronavirus outbreak investigations across the state, many of which stem from schools.

On Thursday, the Maine CDC opened 11 new outbreak investigations:

The Becket House at Belgrade: 4 casesCalais Elementary School: 4 casesCaravel Middle School: 3 casesThe Church of Faith in Skowhegan: 3 casesEric L. Knowlton School in Berwick: 3 casesHibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft: 3 casesLewiston Middle School: 3 casesMaine Dept. of Transportation, western region facility in Wilton: 3 casesPinnacle Health Care in Canton: 5 casesThe Rockland Marine Corporation: 6 casesYork High School: 4 cases

On Friday, the Maine CDC has opened nine new outbreak investigations:

Bath Iron Works: 10 casesDielectric in Raymond: 4 casesGood to Grow Child Care in Elliot: 3 casesSouthern Maine Health Care Goodall Hospital mental health unit construction site: 4 casesGreene Central School: 4 casesMarshwood High School in South Berwick: 3 casesUpper Kennebec High School: 8 casesVolunteers of America facility: 3 casesWindham High School: 3 cases

RELATED: UPDATE: Bath Iron Works identifies outbreak with 10 cases of COVID-19

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah says the number of schools on the above lists “may be something that is disconcerting.” However, he says the Maine CDC has “not seen significant …