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Maine CDC reports 333 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention posted 333 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, along with four new deaths.The 333 new cases brings the statewide total to 21,880.Since the pandemic began, 323 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Maine. The additional deaths reported Sunday are a woman in her 80s from York County, two men from Cumberland County — one in his 50s and another in his 90s — and a woman in her 80s from Oxford County.So far, at least 17,067 people in Maine have been vaccinated. New coronavirus data was not released by officials on Saturday because the state lab that processes test results was closed for the Christmas holiday. MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:Deaths: 323Total cases: 21,880Confirmed cases: 18,769Probable cases: 3,111Cumulative positivity rate: 2.26%14-day positivity rate: 4.6%Patients recovered: 11,150Currently hospitalized: 189Patients in intensive care: 54Patients on ventilators: 17COVID-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 with confirmed COVID-19.Have been asked or referred to get testing by their health care provider, local/external icon or state ​health department.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 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. 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 posted 333 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, along with four new deaths.

The 333 new cases brings the statewide total to 21,880.

Since the pandemic began, 323 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Maine.

The additional deaths reported Sunday are a woman in her 80s from York County, two men from Cumberland County — one in his 50s and another in his 90s — and a woman in her 80s from Oxford County.

So far, at least 17,067 people in Maine have been vaccinated.

New coronavirus data was not released by officials on Saturday because the state lab that processes test results was closed for the Christmas holiday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 323
  • Total cases: 21,880
  • Confirmed cases: 18,769
  • Probable cases: 3,111
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 2.26%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 4.6%
  • Patients recovered: 11,150
  • Currently hospitalized: 189
  • Patients in intensive care: 54
  • Patients on ventilators: 17

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 with confirmed COVID-19.
  • Have been asked or referred to get testing by their health care provider, local/external icon or state ​health department.

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 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. 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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