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Maine CDC reports 426 new cases of COVID-19, 2 new deaths – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 426 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and two new deaths.The 426 cases brings the total bring the total number in Maine since the start of the pandemic to 16,349. It’s the most new cases over a 24-hour period since the pandemic began in Maine.Active cases rose to 5,542, an increase of 367 since Sunday.There were 57 new recoveries reported, bringing the total to 10,548.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:Deaths: 259Total cases: 16,349Confirmed cases: 14,339Probable cases: 2,010Cumulative positivity rate: 2.08%14-day positivity rate: 4.8%Patients recovered: 10,548Active cases: 5,542Currently hospitalized: 181Patients in intensive care: 48Patients on ventilators: 18COVID-19 symptomsPer the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms you should watch out for:Fever or chillsCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingFatigueMuscle or body achesHeadacheNew loss of taste or smellSore throatCongestion or runny noseNausea or vomitingDiarrheaThis list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about the virus.Should I get tested for COVID-19? Where can I get a test in Maine?The CDC recommends that you should consider taking a COVID-19 test if you:have symptoms of COVID-19.have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local/external icon or state ​health department.You can look up where to get a COVID-19 test in Maine by visiting Get Tested COVID-19.Emergency care for COVID-19 symptomsThe CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:Trouble breathingPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusionInability to wake or stay awakeBluish lips or faceThis list is not all possible symptoms. Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for 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 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 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 426 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and two new deaths.

The 426 cases brings the total bring the total number in Maine since the start of the pandemic to 16,349. It’s the most new cases over a 24-hour period since the pandemic began in Maine.

Active cases rose to 5,542, an increase of 367 since Sunday.

There were 57 new recoveries reported, bringing the total to 10,548.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 259
  • Total cases: 16,349
  • Confirmed cases: 14,339
  • Probable cases: 2,010
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 2.08%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 4.8%
  • Patients recovered: 10,548
  • Active cases: 5,542
  • Currently hospitalized: 181
  • Patients in intensive care: 48
  • Patients on ventilators: 18

COVID-19 symptoms

Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these are the symptoms you should watch out for:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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

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

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

have symptoms of COVID-19.

have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local/external icon or state ​health department.

You can look up where to get a COVID-19 test in Maine by visiting Get Tested COVID-19.

Emergency care for COVID-19 symptoms

The CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

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

This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care 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 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 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.

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