44 additional coronavirus cases, 33 new recoveries reported by Maine CDC – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 44 additional coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Thursday.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.The 44 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,215. The Maine CDC said 4,478 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 33 since Tuesday.Active cases increased from 586 on Wednesday to 597 on Thursday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 140 Total Cases: 5,215 Confirmed cases: 4,677 Probable cases: 538 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.48% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,478 Active cases: 597 Currently hospitalized: 14 Patients in intensive care unit: 1 Patients on ventilators: 0Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCMAINE OUTBREAKSMaine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said his agency is investigating a new outbreak involving Brink Chiropractic in Sanford where there are three cases.Shah said there are no new cases involving Sanford High School. The school district and state have worked together to set up testing for all students and staff on Friday and Saturday. The number of cases remained at 12 Thursday.Shah said there were two new cases of the virus at ND Paper in Rumford, bringing the total to 23. He said the mill was going through another round of universal testing for employees. The mill is expected to conduct about 700 tests.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 additional coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Thursday.

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

The 44 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,215.

The Maine CDC said 4,478 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 33 since Tuesday.

Active cases increased from 586 on Wednesday to 597 on Thursday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 140
  • Total Cases: 5,215
  • Confirmed cases: 4,677
  • Probable cases: 538
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.48%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,478
  • Active cases: 597
  • Currently hospitalized: 14
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 1
  • Patients on ventilators: 0

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

MAINE OUTBREAKS

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said his agency is investigating a new outbreak involving Brink Chiropractic in Sanford where there are three cases.

Shah said there are no new cases involving Sanford High School. The school district and state have worked together to set up testing for all students and staff on Friday and Saturday. The number of cases remained at 12 Thursday.

Shah said there were two new cases of the virus at ND Paper in Rumford, bringing the total to 23. He said the mill was going through another round of universal testing for employees. The mill is expected to conduct about 700 tests.

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.