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Maine CDC reports four new coronavirus-related deaths, 232 new cases – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting four new coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday and 232 new cases.Hancock, Kennebec, Oxford, and Penobscot counties each had one new reported death.The total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now 218.The 232 new cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 12,208.The Maine CDC reported 200 new recoveries, bringing the total to 9,564.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:Deaths: 218Total cases: 12,208Confirmed cases: 10,870Probable cases: 1,388Cumulative positivity rate: 1.72%14-day positivity rate: 2.8%Patients recovered: 9,564Active cases: 2,426Currently hospitalized: 138Patients in intensive care: 46Patients 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 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.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting four new coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday and 232 new cases.

Hancock, Kennebec, Oxford, and Penobscot counties each had one new reported death.

The total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now 218.

The 232 new cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 12,208.

The Maine CDC reported 200 new recoveries, bringing the total to 9,564.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 218
  • Total cases: 12,208
  • Confirmed cases: 10,870
  • Probable cases: 1,388
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.72%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 2.8%
  • Patients recovered: 9,564
  • Active cases: 2,426
  • Currently hospitalized: 138
  • Patients in intensive care: 46
  • 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 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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