Two more protagonists with COVID-19 have died when the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 224 new cases Friday. The two new deaths were in Androscoggin and Somerset counties. The number of Mainers with COVID-19 dead is now 173. The 224 new cases bring the total number since the start of the outbreak to 9,958. Maine CDC reported 187 new recoveries, bringing the total to 7,590 MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 173 Total cases: 9,958 Confirmed cases: 8,933 Probable cases: 1,025 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.44% 14-day positivity rate: 2.6% Recovered patients: 7,590 Active cases: 2,195 Currently hospitalized: 88 Patients in intensive care: 35 Patients in ventilators: 1
Two more protagonists with COVID-19 have died when the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 224 new cases Friday.
The two new deaths were in Androscoggin and Somerset counties. The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now 173.
The 224 new cases bring the total number since the outbreak began to 9,958.
The Maine CDC reported 187 new recoveries, bringing the total to 7,590
MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATE:
- Deaths: 173
- Total cases: 9,958
- Confirmed cases: 8,933
- Likely cases: 1,025
- Cumulative positivity rate: 1.44%
- 14-day positivity rate: 2.6%
- Recovered patients: 7,590
- Active cases: 2,195
- Currently Admitted: 88
- Patients in intensive care: 35
- Patients in ventilators: 12
SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
Symptoms of coronavirus may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and sore throat. Symptoms usually appear two to 14 days after exposure.
Other symptoms include chills, repeated chills with chills, muscle aches, 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 patients with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory disease.
Coronavirus appears to spread in the same way as the flu and cold, which includes through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then touching the mouth , nose or eyes.
Anyone experiencing symptoms is encouraged to call their healthcare provider and not just meet in person.
StrengthenME: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services created StrengthenME to help Mainers cope with the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. The program offers a hotline that is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone who needs help can call the hotline at 207-221-8198.
Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways that Mainers can help nonprofits, health care, and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services telephone line to assist Mainers working on the front line in coronavirus outbreaks. The telephone line will be staffed from 8 to 20 every day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440 or by texting 898-211.