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Maine CDC reports one new coronavirus-related death, 15 new cases, 43 new recoveries

Maine CDC reports one new coronavirus-related death, 15 new cases, 43 new recoveries

Maine CDC reports one new coronavirus-related death, 15 new cases, 43 new recoveries

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new coronavirus-related death on Tuesday and 15 additional cases.The new death was reported in Somerset County and brings the total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died to 137.The additional 15 cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 4,918.A total of 4,280 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 43 over the past 24 hours.Active cases decreased from 530 on Monday to 501 on Tuesday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 137 Total cases: 4,918 Confirmed cases: 4,415 Probable cases: 503 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.67% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,280 Active cases: 501 Currently hospitalized: 10 Patients in intensive care unit: 5 Patients on ventilators: 0Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCCOVID-19 SYMPTOMSSymptoms of coronavirus may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and sore throat. Symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure.Other symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache and new loss of taste and/or smell.Health officials said most patients experience mild symptoms and can recover at home.However, some patients, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness.Coronavirus appears to spread in similar ways to the flu and the common cold, which includes through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.Anyone experiencing symptoms is urged to call their health care provider and not just show up in person.COVID-19 RESOURCES: Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, health care and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to help Mainers who are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said. 211 Maine: The state’s 211 system can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered. NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine is offering several programs to help people with mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 crisis.

AUGUSTA, Maine —

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new coronavirus-related death on Tuesday and 15 additional cases.

The new death was reported in Somerset County and brings the total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died to 137.

The additional 15 cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 4,918.

A total of 4,280 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 43 over the past 24 hours.

Active cases decreased from 530 on Monday to 501 on Tuesday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 137
  • Total cases: 4,918
  • Confirmed cases: 4,415
  • Probable cases: 503
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.67%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,280
  • Active cases: 501
  • Currently hospitalized: 10
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 5
  • Patients on ventilators: 0

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of coronavirus may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and sore throat. Symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure.

Other symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache and new loss of taste and/or smell.

Health officials said most patients experience mild symptoms and can recover at home.

However, some patients, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness.

Coronavirus appears to spread in similar ways to the flu and the common cold, which includes through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

Anyone experiencing symptoms is urged to call their health care provider and not just show up in person.

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

  • Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, health care and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to help Mainers who are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.
  • 211 Maine: The state’s 211 system can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered.
  • NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine is offering several programs to help people with mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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