The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced eight new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday and another 808. 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 outbreak. The eight new COVID-19-related deaths brought the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 461. Penobscott County reported three new deaths, Cumberland and York counties reported two new deaths each, and Aroostook County reported one new death. OF MAINE CORONAVIRUS: Deaths: 461 Total: 31,958 Confirmed cases: 26,334 Probable cases: 5,624 Cumulative positivity rate: 2.80% 1
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported eight new coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday and 808 new cases.
This is the second day in a row that the state has reported more than 800 new cases. There have been a total of 31,958 cases since the outbreak.
The eight new deaths from COVID-19 bring the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 461.
Penobscott County reported three new deaths, Cumberland and York counties two new deaths each, and Arustock County one new death.
DATE OF MAIN CORONAVIRUS:
- Deaths: 461
- Total cases: 31,958
- Confirmed cases: 26,334
- Probable cases: 5624
- Cumulative degree of positivity: 2.80%
- 14-day degree of positivity: 5.9%
- Currently hospitalized: 207
- Resuscitation patients: 64
- Patient ventilators: 23
Get more detailed information about COVID-19 from the Maine CDC
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms to watch out for:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body pain
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Obstruction or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list until they learn more about the virus.
Do I need to test for COVID-19? Where can I get a test in Maine?
The CDC recommends that you consider taking a COVID-19 test if:
- have symptoms of COVID-19.
- have had 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 / outside icon or public health department.
You can find where to get a COVID-19 test in Maine by visiting Get Tested COVID-19
Emergency relief for symptoms of COVID-19
The CDC says coronavirus warning signs should be sought. If anyone shows any of these signs, seek emergency medical help immediately:
- Breathing problems
- Constant chest pain or pressure
- New confusion
- Inability to wake up or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your doctor for any other symptoms that are severe or affecting you. Call 911 or call the local emergency facility in advance: Let the operator know that you are looking for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Maine COVID-19 Resources
- StrengthenME: The Ministry of Health and Human Services in Maine created StrengthenME to help Mainers deal with the stress and insecurity of the pandemic. The program offers a hotline that works seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm Anyone who needs help can call the hotline at 207-221-8198.
- Maine helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways in which Mainers can directly help nonprofits, healthcare and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- FrontLine WarmLine: A telephone line from the Ministry of Health and Humanitarian Services in Maine to help people working on the fronts of the coronavirus outbreak. The telephone line will be serviced from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Every day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.
- 211 Maine: State system 211 can answer common questions about the coronavirus from callers. Participants can also send texts to 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.