The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two new coronavirus deaths on Sunday and 159 new cases. COVID-19 deaths have risen to 706. Of the two deaths reported on Sunday, one was reported in Cumberland County and the other in York County. The 159 additional cases brought the total number since the onset of the outbreak to 45,794. The new average duration for 7 days has increased slightly to 167.4. There are 149,703 employees who are now fully vaccinated, which is just over 11% of the total population of Maine. DATA ABOUT ME CORONAVIR: Deaths: 706 Total cases: 45,794 Confirmed cases: 35,846 Probable cases: 9,948 Cumulative degree of positivity: 2.82% 1
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two new coronavirus deaths on Sunday and 159 new cases.
The death toll from COVID-19 rose to 706.
Of the two deaths reported on Sunday, one was reported in Cumberland County and the other in York County.
The 159 additional cases increase the total number from the onset of the outbreak to 45,794.
The new 7-day average rose slightly to 167.4.
There are 149,703 people who are already fully vaccinated, which is just over 11% of the total population of Maine.
DATE OF MAIN CORONAVIRUS:
- Deaths: 706
- Total cases: 45,794
- Confirmed cases: 35,846
- Probable cases: 9,948
- Cumulative degree of positivity: 2.82%
- 14-day degree of positivity: 1.2%
- Currently hospitalized: 74
- Resuscitation patients: 20
- Patient ventilators: 9
Get more detailed information about COVID-19 from the Maine CDC
Maine COVID-19 Vaccine Latest
From March 3, people aged 60 and over can be vaccinated.
Then people aged 50 and over will be eligible in April, people aged 40 and over in May, people aged 30 and over in June and people under the age of 30 in July.
The state has moved to an age-old strategy for launching the vaccine, saying the latest scientific data show that age is among the strongest predictions of whether a person can become seriously ill and die from COVID-19.
The schedule may be accelerated if the supply of vaccines increases.
The Mills administration also made all teachers in Maine and child care providers eligible to be vaccinated under a directive from President Joe Biden.
Healthcare providers offering vaccines
Retail pharmacies offering vaccines
MAIN / NATIONAL DATA FOR COVID-19 VACCINE
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.
- you 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 employees 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.