Maine CDC reports 407 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 407 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no new deaths.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 246.The 407 new cases bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak in Maine to 14,861.The seven-day average for new cases rose to 330.1, which is an all-time highThere were 56 new recoveries reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 10,394.Active cases have topped 4,000 for the first time.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 246 Total cases: 14,861 Confirmed cases: 13,033 Probable cases: 1,828 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.95% 14-day positivity rate: 3.7% Patients recovered: 10,394 Active cases: 4,221 Currently hospitalized: 173 Patients in intensive care: 42 Patients on ventilators: 15COVID-19 SYMPTOMSSymptoms of the 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, new loss of taste and/or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.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:StrengthenME: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services created StrengthenME to help Mainers cope with the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. The program offers a hotline that is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone in need of assistance can call the hotline at 207-221-8198.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 front lines 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.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 407 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no new deaths.

The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 246.

The 407 new cases bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak in Maine to 14,861.

The seven-day average for new cases rose to 330.1, which is an all-time high

There were 56 new recoveries reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 10,394.

Active cases have topped 4,000 for the first time.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 246
  • Total cases: 14,861
  • Confirmed cases: 13,033
  • Probable cases: 1,828
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.95%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 3.7%
  • Patients recovered: 10,394
  • Active cases: 4,221
  • Currently hospitalized: 173
  • Patients in intensive care: 42
  • Patients on ventilators: 15

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of the 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, new loss of taste and/or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

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:

StrengthenME: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services created StrengthenME to help Mainers cope with the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. The program offers a hotline that is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone in need of assistance can call the hotline at 207-221-8198.

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 front lines 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.