Two more people in Maine have died from COVID-19 complications, including a resident of the Maine Veterans’ Homes location in Scarborough, the latest long-term care facility to see an outbreak.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday reported 616 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 30 from the day before. Nineteen people have now died since March 27.

Among the new cases were six staff members and three residents of the veterans home in Scarborough, including the man in his 70s who died.

The other death was a man in his 80s who lived in York County, according to Maine CDC spokesman Robert Long.

On Twitter, Nirav Shah, the Maine CDC director, called the latest losses a “somber note” to the weekend’s update.

Global deaths passed 100,000 on Friday and by Saturday had reached nearly 105,000, with 1.7 million confirmed cases.

Also on Saturday, the United States surpassed Italy to become the country with the most confirmed deaths from coronavirus, with about 20,000 nationwide. There are over 519,000 confirmed cases in the U.S., which also is the most of any country.

Maine CDC officials have warned that cases are likely being undercounted because of a lack of testing supplies. The public health agency this past week was counting on a shipment of new tests from Abbott Laboratories, which is manufacturing 50,000 a day in Scarborough, but ended up receiving far fewer than expected.

On Friday Maine also saw a drop in active cases – that is, total cases minus deaths and recoveries – which fell to 323 from 342. That number was back to 341 on Saturday.

Shah has noted that epidemiologists look at periods much longer than a day to track the progress of outbreaks, and on Friday he said there weren’t any conclusions to be drawn from the drop.

“We can hope that these signs suggest we are in the process of flattening the curve,” Shah said, referring to a term for slowing the virus’s spread so that hospitals aren’t overwhelmed. “But we don’t know. It is too early to tell.”

Speaking at a briefing with the Maine CDC on Friday, Gov. Janet Mills said it was too early to lift social distancing restrictions. The same day, Mills announced that she was moving primary elections to July 14 from June 9, and was also considering an executive order to curb evictions during the pandemic.

COVID-19 continued to spread this past week through Maine’s senior communities, whose residents are at great risk.

In Belfast, Tall Pines Retirement and Healthcare Community reported 22 cases on Friday, up from 13 on Thursday. The Maine CDC said it had tested all employees and residents and is conducting an investigation into the facility, which has 400 residents and 200 staff.

On Friday evening, OceanView at Falmouth reported its 11th case, and urged community members to take precautions such as wearing a mask, “stringent hand washing” and staying at home as much as possible.

“Per the CDC, due to community transmission it is no longer possible to definitively determine the source of exposure,” OceanView spokeswoman Linda Varrell said in a statement. “We continue to follow CDC guidance and urge individuals to take the proper precautions to minimize their risk of exposure and prevent further spread.”

And on Saturday, the Maine CDC released information on cases at the veterans home in Scarborough. State officials said additional COVID-19 testing is underway for other residents and staff there and elevated protective measures have been in place since the first positive test.

In Saturday’s Maine CDC statistics, 114 people had been hospitalized and 256 had recovered, cumulatively, over the course of the outbreak.

Cumberland and York Counties are still far and away the leaders in cases, with evidence of community transmission. Cumberland had 284 confirmed cases as of Saturday, and York had 143.

The virus has reached every county but Piscataquis, the least populous, but public health officials urge everyone in Maine to follow social distancing measures, wash their hands, and only go outside for essential activities such as work, groceries, dog walking and physical exercise.

Among the other counties, there were 27 cases in Androscoggin, two in Aroostook, seven in Franklin, four in Hancock, 31 in Kennebec, 10 in Knox, nine in Lincoln, 13 in Oxford, 34 in Penobscot, 15 in Sagadahoc, six in Somerset, 27 in Waldo and one in Washington.

By age, only 2.4 percent of patients were under 20 years old, while 8.6 percent were in their 20s, 10.4 percent in their 30s, 15.6 percent in their 40s, 20.6 percent in their 50s, 18.3 percent in their 60s, 14.3 percent in their 70s, and 9.7 percent 80 and older.

Infection was still roughly equal by sex, with the Maine CDC identifying 51 percent of patients as female.

Maine’s capacity to treat aggressive cases remained steady on Saturday. Long, the Maine CDC spokesman, said the state had 306 total intensive care unit beds, and 154 were available; of 332 total ventilators – a slight increase from recent weeks – 271 were available.

Twenty-one of those ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients, Long said. Another 37 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized but not in the ICU.

Maine now also has 232 alternative ventilators approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Maine CDC does not release numbers of total versus available units of this type.

Meanwhile, with Easter services canceled or moved online Sunday because of social distancing restrictions, Mills gave one celebrant permission to move freely: the Easter Bunny.

Gubernatorial executive orders in Maine and around the country this week declared the egg-dispensing rabbit an “essential” worker.

“Recognizing that friendly magical creatures, like the Easter Bunny, are essential to the health and happiness of Maine children, today I declared them performers of essential services,” Mills said on Twitter Saturday morning. “May this bring hope and happiness to Maine children and families during this difficult time.”

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