2 more Mainers with COVID-19 have died, 224 new cases reported – WMTW Portland

Two more Mainers with COVID-19 have died as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 224 new cases on Friday.The two new deaths were in Androscoggin and Somerset counties. The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now 173.The 224 new cases bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak to 9,958.The Maine CDC reported 187 new recoveries bringing the total to 7,590MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 173 Total cases: 9,958 Confirmed cases: 8,933 Probable cases: 1,025 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.44% 14-day positivity rate: 2.6% Patients recovered: 7,590 Active cases: 2,195 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.

Two more Mainers with COVID-19 have died as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 224 new cases on Friday.

The two new deaths were in Androscoggin and Somerset counties. The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now 173.

The 224 new cases bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak to 9,958.

The Maine CDC reported 187 new recoveries bringing the total to 7,590

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 173
  • Total cases: 9,958
  • Confirmed cases: 8,933
  • Probable cases: 1,025
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.44%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 2.6%
  • Patients recovered: 7,590
  • Active cases: 2,195
  • 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.