After peaking in late September, the number of new cases of Covid-19 in Sanford and Springvale continues to decline.
The latest data broken out by zip code shows that as of October 11, there was a cumulative total of 199 cases of Covid-19 in our community, with 152 in Sanford and 47 in Springvale. This is an increase of 4 cases since last week. This is the third straight week with a declining number of new cases in Sanford and Springvale. Active cases in York County as a whole are declining as well.
Maine CDC has closed the outbreaks at the Sanford VFW, Amvets and American Legion, as well as the outbreak at the York County Jail in Alfred. However, at his October 15 press briefing, Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of ME CDC announced a new outbreak in Sanford, at the Summer Commons construction site, which includes four Maine residents and “perhaps three New Hampshire residents.” He offered no other details, as the investigation there is just beginning.
Other open outbreaks in Sanford/Springvale include The Baker Company, the Wolves Club, Little Lambs Learning Center, the Elks Lodge, Sanford High School/SRTC and Pinnacle Health Care. One resident at Pinnacle has reportedly passed away with Covid-19.
Dr. Shah also noted that the number of new cases in New Hampshire has skyrocketed in the past two weeks, and other New England states are also seeing increases. He urged everyone to continue to take precautions against the virus. “Maine is holding steady, but we can’t ignore what’s happening in our neighbor’s yards,” he said.