Maine CDC publishes 735 new cases of COVID-19, 6 new deaths

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 735 new cases of COVID-19 as well as six new deaths on Thursday. The 735 new cases bring the nationwide total to 21,226. Last year there were 1,483 new cases of COVID-19 over two days. On Wednesday, Maine CDC director Dr. Nirav Shah said that some of the new cases are due to more efficient case report processing. The CDC was lagging behind on these case reports, but Shah said they had made more staff available, updated their IT system and streamlined their approach to processing these reports. MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 317 Total Cases: 21,226 Confirmed Cases: 18,258 Probable Cases: 2,968 Cumulative Positivity Rate: 2.26% 14-Day Positivity Rate: 4.6% Recovered Patients: 11,078 Hospitalization: 187 Patients in ICU: 46 Patients on Ventilators: 19COVID- 19 Symptoms For the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms to look out for: fever or chills short or breathing difficulties fatigue muscle or body aches headache new taste or smell sore throat constipation or runny nose nausea or vomiting diarrheaThis list includes not all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as it learns more about the virus. Should I get tested for COVID-19? Where can I get a test in Maine? The CDC recommends that you consider a COVID-19 test if you: Have symptoms of COVID-19. Had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Has been asked or asked to perform tests by their health care provider, local / external symbol, or state health department. Emergency Care for COVID-19 Symptoms – The CDC urges that emergency warning signs of coronavirus be looked for. If anyone shows any of these signs, seek emergency medical assistance right away: Difficulty breathing Persistent chest pain or pressure New confusion Unable to wake or stay awake Lively lips or face This list may not include all possible symptoms. Contact your doctor if you experience other symptoms that are severe or affect you. Call 911 or call your local emergency facility: notify the operator that you want to take care of someone who has or may have COVID-19. Maine COVID-19 ResourcesStrengthenME: 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 help can call the hotline at 207-221-8198. Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website features ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits and health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health phone line to help Mainern working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line is manned daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 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 has a variety of programs to help people with mental health issues due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 735 new cases of COVID-19 as well as six new deaths on Thursday.

The 735 new cases bring the nationwide total to 21,226.

There have been 1,483 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two days.

On Wednesday, Maine CDC director Dr. Nirav Shah said that some of the new cases are due to more efficient case report processing. The CDC was lagging behind on these case reports, but Shah said they had made more staff available, updated their IT system and streamlined their approach to processing these reports.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATE:

  • Deaths: 317
  • Total number of cases: 21,226
  • Confirmed Cases: 18,258
  • Possible cases: 2,968
  • Cumulative Positivity Rate: 2.26%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 4.6%
  • Patients recovered: 11,078
  • Currently in hospital: 187
  • Intensive care patients: 46
  • Patients with ventilators: 19

Covid19 symptoms

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms to look out for:

  • Fever or chills
  • to cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body pain
  • a headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Constipation or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as it learns more about the virus.

Should I get tested for COVID-19? Where can I get a test in Maine?

The CDC recommends that you consider a COVID-19 test if you:

  • Do you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
  • Have been asked or directed to perform tests by your health care provider, local / external symbol, or state health department.
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Emergency care for COVID-19 symptoms

The CDC says looking for emergency coronavirus warning signs. If anyone shows any of these signs, see a doctor right away:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake up or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Contact your doctor if you experience other symptoms that are severe or affect you. Call 911 or call your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are caring for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

Maine COVID-19 Resources

StrengthenME: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services created StrengthenME to help Mainers deal 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 help can call the hotline at 207-221-8198.

Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website features ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, healthcare providers, and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

FrontLine WarmLine: Phone line from the Department of Health and Human Services in Maine to help Mainers working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line is manned daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 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 common questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered.

NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine offers various programs to help people with mental health problems due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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