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Maine CDC reports 1 new coronavirus-related death, 215 new cases – WMTW Portland

Another Mainer with COVID-19 has died as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports 215 new cases on Thursday.The new reported death was a woman in her 40s from Kennebec County, bringing the total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died to 171. Twenty-four deaths have been reported in the month of November.County. The two other deaths were in Kennebec and Knox counties.The 215 new cases bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak to 9,734.There were 174 recoveries reported, bringing the total to 7,403.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 171 Total cases: 9,734 Confirmed cases: 8,732 Probable cases: 1,002 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.44% 14-day positivity rate: 2.0% Patients recovered: 7,403 Active cases: 2,160 Currently hospitalized: 88 Patients in intensive care: 35 Patients on ventilators: 12COVID-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 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: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.

Another Mainer with COVID-19 has died as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports 215 new cases on Thursday.

The new reported death was a woman in her 40s from Kennebec County, bringing the total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died to 171. Twenty-four deaths have been reported in the month of November.

County. The two other deaths were in Kennebec and Knox counties.

The 215 new cases bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak to 9,734.

There were 174 recoveries reported, bringing the total to 7,403.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 171
  • Total cases: 9,734
  • Confirmed cases: 8,732
  • Probable cases: 1,002
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.44%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 2.0%
  • Patients recovered: 7,403
  • Active cases: 2,160
  • Currently hospitalized: 88
  • Patients in intensive care: 35
  • Patients on ventilators: 12

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 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:

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.

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