Maine CDC reports one new coronavirus-related death, increase of 20 cases – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new coronavirus death on Thursday and 20 additional cases.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now 144. The new reported death was in York County.The 20 additional cases bring the total in Maine since the outbreak began to 5,836.The Maine CDC said 5,070 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 18 since Wednesday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 144 Total Cases: 5,836 Confirmed cases: 5,206 Probable cases: 630 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.25% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 5,052 Active cases: 622 Currently hospitalized: 8 Patients in intensive care unit: 3 Patients 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 one new coronavirus death on Thursday and 20 additional cases.

The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now 144. The new reported death was in York County.

The 20 additional cases bring the total in Maine since the outbreak began to 5,836.

The Maine CDC said 5,070 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 18 since Wednesday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 144
  • Total Cases: 5,836
  • Confirmed cases: 5,206
  • Probable cases: 630
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.25%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 5,052
  • Active cases: 622
  • 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.