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7 more Mainers with COVID-19 have died, 405 new cases reported – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that another seven Mainers with COVID-19 have died.The seven new deaths bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak to 246. Cumberland, Androscoggin and Hancock counties each reported two new deaths. York County reported one new death.The Maine CDC reported 405 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 14,454.The seven-day average for new cases rose to 321.9, which is more than double compared to a month ago.There were 91 new recoveries reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 10,338.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 246 Total cases: 14,454 Confirmed cases: 12,678 Probable cases: 1,776 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.95% 14-day positivity rate: 3.7% Patients recovered: 10,338 Active cases: 3,870 Currently hospitalized: 173 Patients in intensive care: 42 Patients 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, new loss of taste and/or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.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 said Wednesday that another seven Mainers with COVID-19 have died.

The seven new deaths bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak to 246. Cumberland, Androscoggin and Hancock counties each reported two new deaths. York County reported one new death.

The Maine CDC reported 405 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 14,454.

The seven-day average for new cases rose to 321.9, which is more than double compared to a month ago.

There were 91 new recoveries reported on Wednesday, bringing the total to 10,338.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 246
  • Total cases: 14,454
  • Confirmed cases: 12,678
  • Probable cases: 1,776
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.95%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 3.7%
  • Patients recovered: 10,338
  • Active cases: 3,870
  • Currently hospitalized: 173
  • Patients in intensive care: 42
  • 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, new loss of taste and/or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

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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