The main center for disease control and prevention announced 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as well as another death.
The total number of confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Maine was 3,912. To date, at least 123 Mainers have died from coronavirus disease.
The Maine CDC reported 428 active cases on Friday after accounting for the total number of deaths and 3,361 people who have recovered, an increase of seven since Thursday. 3,399 cases of the virus and 413 probable cases were confirmed.
According to daily monitoring and analysis by The New York Times, Maine continues to have one of the lowest infection and mortality rates in the country since COVID-19.
On Friday, Maine had an infection rate of 289 cases for every 100,000 people, which was lower than in any state other than Hawaii and Vermont. By comparison, according to the New York Times, the states with the highest rates of infection, Louisiana and Arizona, had 2,425 cases and 2,238 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants.
Nevertheless, Maine remains one of the worst differences in the nation in terms of racial and ethnic divisions of COVID-19 contractors.
While blacks make up only 1.4 percent of Maine’s population, they represent about 22 percent of all COVID-19 cases in which the individual’s race is known, according to the latest data from the Maine CDC.
On Thursday, the Janet Mills government announced that organizations operating in immigrant and minority communities will provide $ 1 million from a state fund to help people provide education, prevention and support. Mills also announced $ 5 million in rental aid to prevent evictions and the loss of a federal unemployment benefit program due to end on Friday.
This story will be updated.
On this day in Maine history: July 31