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Maine CDC reports 40 additional COVID-19 cases, more than half in York County – WMTW Portland

Maine CDC reports 40 additional COVID-19 cases, more than half in York County The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 40 additional cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and no new deaths.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.The 40 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in…


Maine CDC reports 40 additional COVID-19 cases, more than half in York County – WMTW Portland

Maine CDC reports 40 additional COVID-19 cases, more than half in York County

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 40 additional cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and no new deaths.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.The 40 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,146. Twenty-five of the new cases were in York County, which is at the center of several outbreaks.The Maine CDC said 4,407 people have recovered from coronavirus, an increase of 23 since Monday.Active cases rose from 582 on Monday to 599 on TuesdayMAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 140 Total Cases 5,146 Confirmed cases: 4,617 Probable cases: 529 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.55% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,407 Active cases: 599 Currently hospitalized: 17 Patients in intensive care unit: 4 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 40 additional cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and no new deaths.

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

The 40 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,146. Twenty-five of the new cases were in York County, which is at the center of several outbreaks.

The Maine CDC said 4,407 people have recovered from coronavirus, an increase of 23 since Monday.

Active cases rose from 582 on Monday to 599 on Tuesday

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 140
  • Total Cases 5,146
  • Confirmed cases: 4,617
  • Probable cases: 529
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.55%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,407
  • Active cases: 599
  • Currently hospitalized: 17
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 4
  • 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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