The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported eight new coronavirus-related deaths Thursday and 808 new cases. This is the second day in a row the state has reported more than 800 new cases. There are now a total of 31,958 cases since the onset of the outbreak. The eight new COVID-19-related deaths bring the total number since the start of the pandemic to 461. Penobscot County reported three new deaths, Cumberland and York counties each reported two new deaths and Aroostook County reported one new death.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA : Deaths: 461 Total cases: 31,958 Confirmed cases: 26,334 Likely cases: 5,624 Cumulative positivity rate: 2.80% 1
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported eight new coronavirus-related deaths Thursday and 808 new cases.
This is the second day in a row that the state has reported more than 800 new cases. There are now a total of 31,958 cases since the onset of the outbreak.
The eight new COVID-19-related deaths bring the total number since the start of the pandemic to 461.
Penobscot County reported three new deaths, Cumberland and York counties each reported two new deaths, and Aroostook County reported another death.
MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATE:
- Deaths: 461
- Total cases: 31,958
- Confirmed cases: 26,334
- Likely cases: 5,624
- Cumulative positivity rate: 2.80%
- 14-day positivity rate: 5.9%
- Currently Admitted: 207
- Patients in intensive care: 64
- Patients in ventilators: 23
Get more detailed COVID-19 data from the Maine CDC
Symptoms of covid-19
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms you need to look out for:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about the virus.
Should I be tested for COVID-19? Where can I Get a Test in Maine?
The CDC recommends that you consider taking a COVID-19 test if you:
- have symptoms of COVID-19.
- have been in close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
- have been asked or referred for testing by their healthcare provider, local / external icon or state health department.
To see where to get a COVID-19 test in Maine, visit Get Tested COVID-19
Acute care of COVID-19 symptoms
The CDC says one should look for coronavirus warning signs. If anyone shows any of these signs, seek medical attention immediately:
- Problems breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake up or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your doctor for other symptoms that are severe or related to you. Call 911, or call your local emergency services: Notify the operator that you are seeking care from someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Maine COVID-19 Resources
- StrengthenME: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services created StrengthenME to help Mainers deal with the stress and insecurity 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, healthcare, and businesses directly during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to assist Mainers working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The telephone line will be staffed 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 Maine: The State 211 system can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to get their questions answered.
- NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine offers several programs to help people with mental health issues due to the COVID-19 crisis.