Maine CDC reports 1 new coronavirus-related death, 12 new cases

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Maine CDC reports 1 new coronavirus-related death, 12 new cases

SCENE AND WILL BRING YOU ANY UPDATES ON AIR AND ON WMTW.COM THE NEW NUMBERS RELEASED FROM THE MAINE CDC EARLIER TODAY… 12 NEW CASES TODAY, FOR A NEW TOTAL OF 3- THOUSAND 7- HUNDRED AND 23 CASES. THERE IS ONE NEW DEATH, A PERSON FROM CUMBERLAND COUNTY….THE DEATH TOLL IS NOW ONE HUNDRED AND 18. ACTIVE CASES NOW AT 4- HUNDRED AND 21, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THOSE WHO HAVE RECOVERED. THE NEXT UPDATE FROM THE MAIN

Maine CDC reports 1 new coronavirus-related death, 12 new cases

The Maine Center for Disease Control reported one new coronavirus-related death on Tuesday, along with 12 new cases.The person who died was a man in his 70s from Cumberland County, according to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah.The 12 new cases brings the total number of cases in Maine to 3,723.A total of 3,191 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 32 over the past 24 hours.Maine also has 414 active cases, a decrease of 21 since Monday.On Tuesday, Shah said the Maine CDC is now investigating an outbreak at the Walmart in Presque Isle after three employees tested positive.Shah also said that the overall positive case count in Maine will decrease on Wednesday after the CDC discovered that a batch of positive antigen tests turned out to be negative. Those antigen tests came from a group of summer campers, and the CDC is investigating whether the antigen testing devicSlow the spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusMAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:Deaths: 118Total cases: 3,723Confirmed cases: 3,300Probable cases: 423Cumulative positivity rate: 3.03%Patients recovered: 3,191Active cases: 414Currently hospitalized: 12Patients in intensive care unit: 8Patients on ventilators: 4Get 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 frontlines 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 reported one new coronavirus-related death on Tuesday, along with 12 new cases.

The person who died was a man in his 70s from Cumberland County, according to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah.

The 12 new cases brings the total number of cases in Maine to 3,723.

A total of 3,191 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 32 over the past 24 hours.

Maine also has 414 active cases, a decrease of 21 since Monday.

On Tuesday, Shah said the Maine CDC is now investigating an outbreak at the Walmart in Presque Isle after three employees tested positive.

Shah also said that the overall positive case count in Maine will decrease on Wednesday after the CDC discovered that a batch of positive antigen tests turned out to be negative. Those antigen tests came from a group of summer campers, and the CDC is investigating whether the antigen testing devic

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

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 118
  • Total cases: 3,723
  • Confirmed cases: 3,300
  • Probable cases: 423
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 3.03%
  • Patients recovered: 3,191
  • Active cases: 414
  • Currently hospitalized: 12
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 8
  • Patients on ventilators: 4

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 frontlines 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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