Maine CDC reports one brand-new coronavirus-related death, 23 new cases – WMTW Portland

16September 2020

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Avoidance reported one brand-new coronavirus-related death on Wednesday and 23 extra cases.The new death was reported in Somerset County and brings the overall number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have actually passed away to 138. The person who died was a resident at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison where an overall of 6 individuals have died.The break out at Maplecrest is linked to the outbreak including the wedding and reception in the Millinocket location in August. An overall of 176 cases and 7 deaths are linked to the wedding event outbreak.The extra 23 cases bring the total since the break out started to 4,941. A total of 4,307 Mainers have recovered from the infection, which is a boost of 27 over the previous 24 hours.Active cases reduced from 501 on Tuesday to 496 on Wednesday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 138 Overall cases: 4,941 Validated cases: 4,434 Probable cases: 507 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.65% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Clients recovered: 4307 Active cases: 496 Currently hospitalized: 10 Patients in intensive care system: 5 Patients on ventilators: 0Get the most recent coronavirus details from the Maine CDC”I AM WORRIED ABOUT WHERE WE ARE”Maine Center for Illness Control and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav Shah expressed concern Tuesday about the state of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.Shah highlighted the continuous surge of cases in York County in addition to new outbreaks being reported throughout the state.Shah said cases of the infection and outbreaks are being reported in areas of the state that had no cases or low numbers. He said four deaths considering that Thursday are also of concern.With flu season approaching, Shah said it is critical that coronavirus be under control in Maine or the fall and winter season will be very difficult.Shah said current break outs show the virus can easily spread out at gatherings.Shah advised individuals to take preventative measures now to avoid the spread of the infection, including the wearing of masks.COVID-19 SYMPTOMSSymptoms of coronavirus may consist of fever, cough, trouble breathing and aching throat. Symptoms normally appear two to 14 days after exposure.Other symptoms include chills, duplicated shaking with chills, muscle discomfort, headache and new loss of taste and/or smell.Health authorities stated most clients experience moderate signs and can recover at home.However, some patients, especially those with hidden medical conditions, may experience more serious respiratory illness.Coronavirus appears to spread out in similar ways to the flu and the cold, that includes through the air by coughing and sneezing, close individual contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface area with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.Anyone experiencing signs is advised to call their health care company and not simply show up in person.COVID-19 RESOURCES: Maine Helps: The Maine Helps site deals methods Mainers can directly help nonprofits, health care and services during the COVID-19 outbreak. FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to assist Mainers who are dealing with the frontlines of the coronavirus break out. The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text choice, authorities said. 211 Maine: The state’s 211 system can respond to basic questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can likewise text 898-211 to have their questions answered. NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine is using a number of programs to assist people with mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 crisis.AUGUSTA, Maine– The

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