Covid Update: October 1

At his regular press briefing on Thursday, October 1, Dr. Nirav Shah of Maine CDC gave updates on two of the Sanford outbreaks the CDC is tracking.

There are now a total of 13 cases at Pinnacle Health & Rehab (formerly the Greenwood Center), of which 8 are residents, 4 staff, and 1 staff family member.

At Little Lambs Learning Center, the total number of cases stands at 12. The outbreak there began over two weeks ago and they have gone through one full incubation period. Dr. Shah said Maine CDC and the Office of Child and Family Services is working with Little Lambs as they plan for their reopening.

The latest data broken out by zip code shows that as of September 27, there was a cumulative total of 176 cases of Covid-19 in our community, with 135 in Sanford and 41 in Springvale. This is an increase of 36 cases since last week. This is the total figure since the pandemic began. The number of active cases is not given by zip code. However, as of September 30, there are 176 active cases of Covid-19 in York County, which is down by 16 cases from last week’s total of 192.