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Maine CDC reports two new coronavirus-related deaths; 24 new coronavirus cases

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported two new coronavirus-related deaths and 24 new cases on Saturday. The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now at 107.The 24 new cases brings the total in Maine to 3,397.A total of 2,751 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 20 over the past 24 hours.Slow the spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusMAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 107 Total cases: 3,397 Confirmed cases: 3,012 Probable cases: 385 Cumulative positivity rate: 3.69% Patients recovered: 2,751 Active cases: 539 Currently hospitalized: 27 Patients in ICU: 9 Patients on ventilators: 3Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCWHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?Symptoms of 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 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.

AUGUSTA, Maine —

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported two new coronavirus-related deaths and 24 new cases on Saturday.

The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is now at 107.

The 24 new cases brings the total in Maine to 3,397.

A total of 2,751 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 20 over the past 24 hours.

Slow the spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 107
  • Total cases: 3,397
  • Confirmed cases: 3,012
  • Probable cases: 385
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 3.69%
  • Patients recovered: 2,751
  • Active cases: 539
  • Currently hospitalized: 27
  • Patients in ICU: 9
  • Patients on ventilators: 3

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Symptoms of 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

  • 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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