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Maine CDC reports 28 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 28 additional coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Sunday.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 140.The 28 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,288.The Maine CDC said 4,567 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 29 since Saturday.Active cases decreased from 582 on Saturday to 581 on Sunday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 140 Total Cases: 5,288 Confirmed cases: 4,741 Probable cases: 547 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.49% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,567 Active cases: 581 Currently hospitalized: 8 Patients in intensive care unit: 1 Patients on ventilators: 0Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCCOVID-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 28 additional coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Sunday.

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

The 28 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began in Maine to 5,288.

The Maine CDC said 4,567 people have recovered from the coronavirus, an increase of 29 since Saturday.

Active cases decreased from 582 on Saturday to 581 on Sunday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 140
  • Total Cases: 5,288
  • Confirmed cases: 4,741
  • Probable cases: 547
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.49%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,567
  • Active cases: 581
  • Currently hospitalized: 8
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 1
  • Patients on ventilators: 0

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

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.