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Maine CDC reports 25 additional coronavirus cases, 38 new recoveries – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 25 additional cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday and no new deaths.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.The 25 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,171. Twelve of the new cases were in York County,…


Maine CDC reports 25 additional coronavirus cases, 38 new recoveries – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 25 additional cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday and no new deaths.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.The 25 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,171. Twelve of the new cases were in York County, which is at the center of several outbreaks.The Maine CDC said 4,445 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 38 since Tuesday.Active cases decreased from 599 on Tuesday to 586 on Wednesday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 140 Total Cases: 5,171 Confirmed cases: 4,643 Probable cases: 528 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.55% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,445 Active cases: 586 Currently hospitalized: 14 Patients in intensive care unit: 2 Patients on ventilators: 0Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCNEW OUTBREAKSThe Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are 12 cases of the virus at Sanford High School. The high school has switched to remote learning due to the outbreak.It is the first outbreak involving a public school in Maine, Shah said.Shah said transmission of the virus is tentatively linked to gatherings outside of the school, including a pickup football game and a sunrise gathering of seniors earlier this month.The Maine CDC said it is investigating another outbreak in Sanford at the Wolves Club, where five patrons and one staff member have tested positive for the virus.The other outbreaks reported in York County are at Hussey Seating where three cases have been reported and three cases at the Ogunquit Beach Lobster House.ONGOING OUTBREAKSShah said the number of coronavirus cases at the Baker Company in Sanford has increased to seven.Shah also said the number of cases at ND Paper in Rumford is now 21. Shah said it appears transmission was focused on one part of the mill but said there is concern about transmission in the community.Shah said there were no new cases of the virus at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The number of cases remain at 18.EXPANDED TESTING IN MAINEThe state announced Tuesday that anyone in Maine can be tested for COVID-19 without a separate order from a health care provider.The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has broadened its standing order to include anyone who feels they need to be tested for the virus.This means that participating sites may test anyone in Maine over the age of 12 months who feels they need a test, even if they don’t have a primary care provider or a written order from a clinician,” officials said.The state said it made the move due to expanded testing capacity, including at the state lab in partnership with IDEXX. The state also has nearly 30 swab and send testing locations throughout Maine.As of Monday, state officials said Maine is conducting 400 tests per 100,000 people, which is a state record.COVID-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 25 additional cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday and no new deaths.

The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.

The 25 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,171. Twelve of the new cases were in York County, which is at the center of several outbreaks.

The Maine CDC said 4,445 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 38 since Tuesday.

Active cases decreased from 599 on Tuesday to 586 on Wednesday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 140
  • Total Cases: 5,171
  • Confirmed cases: 4,643
  • Probable cases: 528
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.55%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,445
  • Active cases: 586
  • Currently hospitalized: 14
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 2
  • Patients on ventilators: 0

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

NEW OUTBREAKS

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are 12 cases of the virus at Sanford High School. The high school has switched to remote learning due to the outbreak.

It is the first outbreak involving a public school in Maine, Shah said.

Shah said transmission of the virus is tentatively linked to gatherings outside of the school, including a pickup football game and a sunrise gathering of seniors earlier this month.

The Maine CDC said it is investigating another outbreak in Sanford at the Wolves Club, where five patrons and one staff member have tested positive for the virus.

The other outbreaks reported in York County are at Hussey Seating where three cases have been reported and three cases at the Ogunquit Beach Lobster House.

ONGOING OUTBREAKS

Shah said the number of coronavirus cases at the Baker Company in Sanford has increased to seven.

Shah also said the number of cases at ND Paper in Rumford is now 21. Shah said it appears transmission was focused on one part of the mill but said there is concern about transmission in the community.

Shah said there were no new cases of the virus at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The number of cases remain at 18.

EXPANDED TESTING IN MAINE

The state announced Tuesday that anyone in Maine can be tested for COVID-19 without a separate order from a health care provider.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has broadened its standing order to include anyone who feels they need to be tested for the virus.

This means that participating sites may test anyone in Maine over the age of 12 months who feels they need a test, even if they don’t have a primary care provider or a written order from a clinician,” officials said.

The state said it made the move due to expanded testing capacity, including at the state lab in partnership with IDEXX. The state also has nearly 30 swab and send testing locations throughout Maine.

As of Monday, state officials said Maine is conducting 400 tests per 100,000 people, which is a state record.

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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