Maine CDC reports 44 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 44 new cases and no new deaths on Sunday. The additional 44 cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 5,079. No new deaths since Saturday when the CDC reported a man in his eighties from Somerset County had died. The number of Mainers who have died with COVID-1
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 44 new cases and no new deaths on Sunday.
The additional 44 cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 5,079.
No new deaths since Saturday when the CDC reported a Somerset County man had died in his eighties. The number of Mainers who died with COVID-19 remains at 139.
The number of active cases rose from 550 to 576 on Sunday.
MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:
- Deaths: 139
- Total number of cases: 5,079
- Confirmed Cases: 4,562
- Possible cases: 517
- Cumulative Positivity Rate: 1.59%
- 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
- Patients recovered: 4,364
- Active cases: 576
- Currently in hospital: 16
- Intensive care patients: 4
- Ventilator patients: 1
Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC
According to the CDC in Maine, Saturday’s death was the eighth death linked to a coronavirus outbreak that stemmed from a wedding and reception at Millinocket. The August 7 wedding and reception in the Millinocket area are linked to more than 270 cases of COVID-19, including a Madison nursing home outbreak and prison.
Coronavirus symptoms can include a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and a sore throat. Symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure.
Other symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle aches, headaches, and new loss of taste and / or smell.
Health officials said most patients have mild symptoms and can recover at home.
However, some patients, especially those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory problems.
The coronavirus appears to be spreading in a similar way to the flu and the common cold. These include coughing and sneezing through the air, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes.
Anyone experiencing symptoms is asked to call their doctor and not just show up in person.
- Maine helps: The Maine Helps website features ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, healthcare providers, and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to help Mainern working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line is manned daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.
- 211 Maine: The state’s 211 system can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered.
- NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine offers various programs to help people with mental health problems due to the COVID-19 crisis.