Maine CDC reports 20 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention did not report new coronavirus-related deaths and 20 new cases on Wednesday. The number of Mainers with COVID-1
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention did not report new coronavirus-related deaths and 20 new cases on Wednesday.
The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who died remains at 110.
The 20 new cases bring the total in Maine to 3,460.
A total of 2,856 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 40 in the past 24 hours.
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MAIN CORONAVIRUS DATA:
- Dead: 110
- Total cases: 3,460
- Confirmed cases: 3,065
- Probable cases: 395
- Cumulative positivity rate: 3.58%
- Healed patients: 2,856
- Active cases: 494
- Currently hospitalized: 22
- Intensive care patients: 9
- Patients on ventilators: 4
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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Coronavirus symptoms can include fever, cough, breathing difficulties and sore throat. Symptoms generally appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
Other symptoms include chills, repeated tremors with chills, muscle pain, headache and new loss of taste and / or smell.
Health officials said most patients experience mild symptoms and can recover at home.
However, some patients, especially those with underlying medical conditions, may have more severe respiratory conditions.
Coronavirus appears to spread similarly to flu and cold, which includes coughing and sneezing through the air, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching mouth, nose or eyes.
Anyone experiencing symptoms is encouraged to call their doctor and not just show up in person.
- Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers Mainers direct help for nonprofits, healthcare and businesses during the COVID-19 epidemic.
- FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to assist Mainers who are working on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic. The phone line will be open from 8 to 20 every day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.
- 211 MaineState system 211 can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also write 898-211 to answer their questions.
- NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine offers several programs to help people with mental health problems due to the COVID-19 crisis.