The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 403 additional cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and five new deaths. The number of major deaths from COVID-19 is now 789. Kennebec and Sagadahoc counties report two new deaths, while Penobscot County reports one new death. Four of the dead were women, while one was a man. Two people were about 70 years old, while the other three were 80 or older, the CDC said. The CDC said the deaths reported on Saturday occurred between April 17 and April 27 and were discovered through a review of life records. An additional 403 cases increase the total number since the outbreak in Maine to 61,616. The CDC in Maine says 521
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 403 additional cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and five new deaths.
The number of Mainers who died with COVID-19 is now 789. Kennebec and Sagadahoc counties report two new deaths each, while Penobscot County reports one new death.
Four of the dead were women, while one was a man. Two people were about 70 years old, while the other three were 80 or older, the CDC said.
The CDC said the deaths reported on Saturday occurred between April 17 and April 27 and were discovered through a review of life records.
403 additional cases increased the total number from the outbreak in Maine to 61,616.
The Maine CDC says 521,043 people, or 38.76% of the population, received the latest dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
DATE OF MAIN CORONAVIRUS:
- Deaths: 789
- Total cases: 61,616
- Confirmed cases: 45,868
- Probable cases: 15,748
- Cumulative degree of positivity: 2.79%
- 14-day degree of positivity: 2.7%
- Currently hospitalized: 121
- Resuscitation patients: 59
- Patient ventilators: 15
Get more detailed information about COVID-19 from the Maine CDC
Maine COVID-19 Vaccine Latest
All Mainers 16 and older are eligible on April 7. The vaccine schedule has been accelerated due to increased vaccine supplies from the federal government.
Healthcare providers offering vaccines
Website / CDC registration hotline in Maine
The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a website and a hotline where Mainers can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine.
The website connects people to available meetings in their area, but not all providers have chosen to use the Maine CDC website.
Participants may also call the Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111 to make an appointment.
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
- 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.
- 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 care 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 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 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 Maine Department of Health and Human Services to help employees working on the fronts of the coronavirus outbreak. The telephone line will be serviced from 8 am to 8 pm every day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.
- 211 Maine: Government system 211 can answer common questions about 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.