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Maine CDC reports 44 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 44 new cases and no new deaths on Sunday.The additional 44 cases brings the total since the outbreak began to 5,079.No new deaths since Saturday, when the CDC reported a man in his 80’s from Somerset County had died. The number of Mainers who have died with COVID-19 remains at 139.Active cases rose from 550 to 576 on Sunday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 139 Total cases: 5,079 Confirmed cases: 4,562 Probable cases: 517 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.59% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,364 Active cases: 576 Currently hospitalized: 16 Patients in intensive care unit: 4 Patients on ventilators: 1Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCOUTBREAKSThe Maine CDC says Saturday’s death was the eighth death that has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in Millinocket. The wedding and reception in the Millinocket area on Aug. 7 is linked to more than 270 cases of COVID-19, including in an outbreak at a nursing home in Madison and a jail.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 44 new cases and no new deaths on Sunday.

The additional 44 cases brings the total since the outbreak began to 5,079.

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No new deaths since Saturday, when the CDC reported a man in his 80’s from Somerset County had died. The number of Mainers who have died with COVID-19 remains at 139.

Active cases rose from 550 to 576 on Sunday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 139
  • Total cases: 5,079
  • Confirmed cases: 4,562
  • Probable cases: 517
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.59%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,364
  • Active cases: 576
  • Currently hospitalized: 16
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 4
  • Patients on ventilators: 1

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

OUTBREAKS

The Maine CDC says Saturday’s death was the eighth death that has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in Millinocket. The wedding and reception in the Millinocket area on Aug. 7 is linked to more than 270 cases of COVID-19, including in an outbreak at a nursing home in Madison and a jail.

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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