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Maine CDC announces new COVID-19 outbreaks in York County – WMTW Portland


The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are 12 cases of the virus at Sanford High School. The high school has switched to remote learning due to the outbreak.It is the first outbreak involving a public school in Maine, Shah said.Shah said transmission of the virus is tentatively linked to gatherings outside of the school, including a pickup football game and a sunrise gathering of seniors earlier this month.Shah said the outbreak further shows that any gathering can lead to transmission of the virus.The Maine CDC said it is investigating another outbreak in Sanford at the Wolves Club, where five patrons and one staff member have tested positive for the virus.Shah said there are now a total of seven cases of the virus involving the Baker Company in Sanford.Shah said the spread of the virus in the Sanford area remains of heightened concern for the Maine CDC. He said the virus had touched nearly every part of the Sanford community.Shah did say an outbreak involving the Sanford Fire Department has been closed after seven cases were reported.The other outbreaks reported in York County are at Hussey Seating where three cases have been reported and three cases at the Ogunquit Beach Lobster House.

SANFORD, Maine —

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are 12 cases of the virus at Sanford High School. The high school has switched to remote learning due to the outbreak.

It is the first outbreak involving a public school in Maine, Shah said.

Shah said transmission of the virus is tentatively linked to gatherings outside of the school, including a pickup football game and a sunrise gathering of seniors earlier this month.

Shah said the outbreak further shows that any gathering can lead to transmission of the virus.

The Maine CDC said it is investigating another outbreak in Sanford at the Wolves Club, where five patrons and one staff member have tested positive for the virus.

Shah said there are now a total of seven cases of the virus involving the Baker Company in Sanford.

Shah said the spread of the virus in the Sanford area remains of heightened concern for the Maine CDC. He said the virus had touched nearly every part of the Sanford community.

Shah did say an outbreak involving the Sanford Fire Department has been closed after seven cases were reported.

The other outbreaks reported in York County are at Hussey Seating where three cases have been reported and three cases at the Ogunquit Beach Lobster House.

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