Maine CDC reports increase of 28 cases, total recoveries top 5,000 – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase of 28 coronavirus cases on Tuesday and no new deaths.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 143.The 28 additional cases bring the total in Maine since the outbreak began to 5,780.The Maine CDC said 5,006 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of eight since Monday.Active cases increased from 611 on Monday to 631 on Tuesday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:Deaths: 143Total Cases: 5,780Confirmed cases: 5,160Probable cases: 620Cumulative positivity rate: 1.26%14-day positivity rate: 0.5%Patients recovered: 5,006Active cases: 631Currently hospitalized: 8Patients in intensive care unit: 3Patients on ventilators: 0COVID-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 or by texting 898-211.211 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.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase of 28 coronavirus cases on Tuesday and no new deaths.

The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 143.

The 28 additional cases bring the total in Maine since the outbreak began to 5,780.

The Maine CDC said 5,006 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of eight since Monday.

Active cases increased from 611 on Monday to 631 on Tuesday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 143
  • Total Cases: 5,780
  • Confirmed cases: 5,160
  • Probable cases: 620
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.26%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 5,006
  • Active cases: 631
  • Currently hospitalized: 8
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 3
  • Patients on ventilators: 0

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 or by texting 898-211.

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.