Last Thursday the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 26 new cases of coronavirus, 26 more cases bring the total in Maine to 4,760 and since last Friday no new deaths have been reported. The total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 134. A total of 4,153 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 18 in the past 24 hours. Active cases increased to 473 from 465 on Wednesday. MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 134 Total cases: 4,760 Confirmed cases: 4,287 Probable cases: 473 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.75% 14-day positivity rate: 0.6% Healed patients: 4,153 Active cases: 473 Currently hospitalized: 1
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 26 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday.
The additional 26 cases bring the total in Maine to 4,760.
No new deaths have been reported since last Friday. The total number of COVID-19 Mainers who have died remains at 134.
A total of 4,153 Mainers have recovered from the virus, an increase of 18 in the past 24 hours.
Active cases rose to 473 from 465 on Wednesday.
MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:
- Deaths: 134
- Total cases: 4,760
- Confirmed cases: 4,287
- Probable cases: 473
- Cumulative Positive Rate: 1.75%
- 14-day positivity rate: 0.6%
- Patients recovered: 4,153
- Active cases: 473
- Currently hospitalized: 11
- Intensive care patients: 7
- Patients on ventilators: 3
Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC
DISCOVER IN PROGRESS
Maine CDC director Dr. Nirav Shah, there is a new outbreak involving Hart Transportation in Bangor, where four employees have tested positive for the virus. Shah said all employees at the Bangor facility have been tested for the virus.
Shah said York County continues to be of great concern due to the ongoing epidemics in the county. Shah said of the 26 new cases reported Thursday, 15 were in York County.
He said York County’s positivity rate over the past two weeks is 2.1%, which is nearly four times higher than the state’s 0.55% positivity rate.
The rate of new cases in the past two weeks is also much higher than the state average. York County’s new case rate is approximately 8 in 10, ooo residents compared to 2.66 per 10,000 residents in the state.
Shah said the county is heading in the wrong direction as both metrics have deteriorated in the past two weeks.
Shah said two weeks ago, York County’s positivity rate was 1.3 percent and the new case rate was 4.72 per 10,000 residents.
Shah also provided an update on the outbreak involving the August 7 wedding and reception in the Millinocket area. He said there are 161 cases, which is an increase of three cases. All three new cases are at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison. There are no new cases in York County Jail.
SYMPTOMS OF COVID19
Symptoms of the coronavirus can include fever, cough, breathing difficulties and a sore throat. Symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure.
Other symptoms include chills, repeated tremors with chills, body aches, headaches, and new loss of taste and / or smell.
Health officials said most patients experience mild symptoms and can recover at home.
However, some patients, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory disease.
The coronavirus appears to spread in ways similar to the flu and the common cold, which includes through the air coughing and sneezing, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching the mouth, nose or eyes.
Anyone suffering from symptoms is advised to call their doctor and not to come in person.
- Maine helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways that Mainers can directly help nonprofits, healthcare, and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services Hotline to Help Mainers Who Are Working on the Front Line of the Coronavirus Outbreak. The telephone line will be open from 8:00 to 20:00. daily by calling 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 caller coronavirus questions. Mainers can also send an 898-211 text message to have their questions answered.
- NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine offers several programs to help people with mental health problems due to the COVID-19 crisis.