The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 128 new cases of coronavirus on Monday and one new death. The new death is a man in his 60s from Oxford County. However, the Maine CDC reports that the number of deaths from COVID-19 remains at 703 because, after an examination, death in Cumberland County, initially attributed to the virus, did not meet the criteria to be considered COVID-related. The 128 additional cases bring the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 44,762. The seven-day average for the New Cases is now 164.3. DATA OF THE MAIN CORONAVIR: Deaths: 703 Total cases: 44 762 Confirmed cases: 35 230 Probable cases: 9532 Cumulative degree of positivity: 2.87% 1
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 128 new cases of coronavirus on Monday and one new death.
The new death is a man in his 60s from Oxford County
However, the CDC in Maine said the number of COVID-19 deaths that remained remained at 703 because, after a review, Cumberland County deaths, originally attributed to the virus, did not meet the criteria to be considered related to COVID.
The 128 additional cases increase the total number since the beginning of the pandemic to 44,762.
The seven-day average for new cases is now 164.3.
DATE OF MAIN CORONAVIRUS:
- Deaths: 703
- Total cases: 44,762
- Confirmed cases: 35,230
- Probable cases: 9532
- Cumulative degree of positivity: 2.87%
- 14-day positivity rate: 1.3%
- Currently hospitalized: 62
- Resuscitation patients: 20
- Patient ventilators: 8
Get more detailed information about COVID-19 from the Maine CDC
Maine COVID-19 Vaccine Latest
From March 3, people aged 60 and over will be able to 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.
Healthcare providers offering vaccines
Retail pharmacies offering vaccines
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
- Congestion 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 to look for warning signs for coronavirus. 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 healthcare provider for 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.