The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 22 additional cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Tuesday.The 22 additional cases bring the total in Maine to 4,548.A total of 3,945 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 22 over the past 24 hours.Active cases rose to 471, which is unchanged from Monday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 132 Total cases: 4,548 Confirmed cases: 4,081 Probable cases: 467 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.95% 14-day positivity rate: 0.7% Patients recovered: 3,945 Active cases: 471 Currently hospitalized: 9 Patients in intensive care unit: 5 Patients on ventilators: 1Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCONGOING OUTBREAKSThe Maine CDC provided an update Tuesday on several outbreaks, including the outbreak involving a wedding last month in the Millinocket area.Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are a total of 134 cases linked to the wedding and reception.Shah said 56 wedding guests as well as secondary and tertiary contacts have tested positive for the virus.Shah said there are 11 cases involving the Maplecrest Rehabilitation Center in Madison, which is connected to the Millinocket area outbreak.Shah added that there are 66 total cases involving the York County Jail, which is also linked to the Millinocket area outbreak. There remain five cases of coronavirus involving the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, and there remain four cases involving the Sanford Fire Department.Shah said the Maine CDC has opened epidemiological investigations into COVID-19 cases at the University of New England and Maine Maritime Academy. Both schools are reporting three cases of the virus.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.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 22 additional cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Tuesday.

The 22 additional cases bring the total in Maine to 4,548.

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A total of 3,945 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 22 over the past 24 hours.

Active cases rose to 471, which is unchanged from Monday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 132
  • Total cases: 4,548
  • Confirmed cases: 4,081
  • Probable cases: 467
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.95%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.7%
  • Patients recovered: 3,945
  • Active cases: 471
  • Currently hospitalized: 9
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 5
  • Patients on ventilators: 1

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

ONGOING OUTBREAKS

The Maine CDC provided an update Tuesday on several outbreaks, including the outbreak involving a wedding last month in the Millinocket area.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are a total of 134 cases linked to the wedding and reception.

Shah said 56 wedding guests as well as secondary and tertiary contacts have tested positive for the virus.

Shah said there are 11 cases involving the Maplecrest Rehabilitation Center in Madison, which is connected to the Millinocket area outbreak.

Shah added that there are 66 total cases involving the York County Jail, which is also linked to the Millinocket area outbreak.

There remain five cases of coronavirus involving the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, and there remain four cases involving the Sanford Fire Department.

Shah said the Maine CDC has opened epidemiological investigations into COVID-19 cases at the University of New England and Maine Maritime Academy. Both schools are reporting three cases of the virus.

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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