Coronavirus in Maine: Latest info on the outbreak

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says two more coronavirus-related deaths in the state were reported on Sunday.15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusLATEST MAINE HEADLINES-Two new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Maine. Total of 3 deaths in state due to virus.-Number of coronavirus cases jumps to 253 on Sunday-142 cases are in Cumberland County-Three-dozen health care workers are among the confirmed cases-41 people have recovered from coronavirus in Maine.-Employee at Portland Congress Street Shaw’s tests positive for virus-Device that can test for coronavirus in a matter of minutes is being made in Maine, according to health care giant Abbott.Get 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 in two to 14 days after exposure.Health officials said most patents 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.MAINE CORONAVIRUS CASESThe Maine CDC reported two additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to three. The first death was reported on Friday.The number of coronavirus cases in the state increased to 253 on Sunday. That’s an increase from 211 on Saturday.Cumberland County has the most cases of the virus, with 142. York County has the second most at 47 cases, according to the Maine CDC coronavirus website.Forty-one people have recovered from the virus.Three-dozen health care workers are among the confirmed cases, the Maine CDC said Saturday.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App users tap here if you can’t see the charts aboveMAINE CORONAVIRUS TESTINGMaine CDC Director Nirav Shah announced Friday that the state has received additional chemicals that are needed to conduct coronavirus tests.Shah said Saturday that Maine CDC lab has reduced its backlog of tests from 1,300 to 826 as of Friday.Shah said the resupply of that crucial chemical means the state CDC lab has the capacity to provide tests for approximately 3,000 patients. Shah added the CDC is still working to add more resources to be able to test at a higher capacity, including increased partnerships with commercial and hospital labs.GOV. WARNS TRAVELER TO STAY IN PLACEGov. Mills announced Friday she is aware of reports of people from other states coming to Maine with hopes of “fleeing” the virus and warned that they should be staying in place. Anyone who enters Maine from a region where COVID-19 is prevalent must quarantine for 14 days, Mills said.MAINE ONLINE RESOURCESThe state launched a new online resource outlining ways in which Mainers can support each other and efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. The website outlines four primary ways Maine people can address immediate needs: financial assistance; health care and medical assistance; small business assistance; and connections with family, friends, and neighbors.REDUCING ANXIETY, STRESS DURING OUTBREAKThe National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine recommends taking a break from social media and news.People should stay informed but not to the point where it’s too stressful.People should get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, exercise and meditate, if possible.Also, Mainers should check in on loved ones and neighbors to see how they are doing.NAMI Maine officials said that while their office is closed to the public for walk-ins, their helpline is running with staff ready to help.The helpline number is 1-800-464-5767.211 MAINE CAN ANSWER CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONSThe state’s 211 system has been activated to answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. 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How to tell the difference

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says two more coronavirus-related deaths in the state were reported on Sunday.

15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus

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LATEST MAINE HEADLINES

Two new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Maine. Total of 3 deaths in state due to virus.

-Number of coronavirus cases jumps to 253 on Sunday

-142 cases are in Cumberland County

-Three-dozen health care workers are among the confirmed cases

-41 people have recovered from coronavirus in Maine.

Employee at Portland Congress Street Shaw’s tests positive for virus

Device that can test for coronavirus in a matter of minutes is being made in Maine, according to health care giant Abbott.

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 in two to 14 days after exposure.

Health officials said most patents 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.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS CASES

The Maine CDC reported two additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to three. The first death was reported on Friday.

The number of coronavirus cases in the state increased to 253 on Sunday. That’s an increase from 211 on Saturday.

Cumberland County has the most cases of the virus, with 142. York County has the second most at 47 cases, according to the Maine CDC coronavirus website.

Forty-one people have recovered from the virus.

Three-dozen health care workers are among the confirmed cases, the Maine CDC said Saturday.

App users tap here if you can’t see the charts above

MAINE CORONAVIRUS TESTING

Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah announced Friday that the state has received additional chemicals that are needed to conduct coronavirus tests.

Shah said Saturday that Maine CDC lab has reduced its backlog of tests from 1,300 to 826 as of Friday.

Shah said the resupply of that crucial chemical means the state CDC lab has the capacity to provide tests for approximately 3,000 patients.

Shah added the CDC is still working to add more resources to be able to test at a higher capacity, including increased partnerships with commercial and hospital labs.

GOV. WARNS TRAVELER TO STAY IN PLACE

Gov. Mills announced Friday she is aware of reports of people from other states coming to Maine with hopes of “fleeing” the virus and warned that they should be staying in place.

Anyone who enters Maine from a region where COVID-19 is prevalent must quarantine for 14 days, Mills said.

MAINE ONLINE RESOURCES

The state launched a new online resource outlining ways in which Mainers can support each other and efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

The website outlines four primary ways Maine people can address immediate needs: financial assistance; health care and medical assistance; small business assistance; and connections with family, friends, and neighbors.

REDUCING ANXIETY, STRESS DURING OUTBREAK

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine recommends taking a break from social media and news.

People should stay informed but not to the point where it’s too stressful.

People should get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, exercise and meditate, if possible.

Also, Mainers should check in on loved ones and neighbors to see how they are doing.

NAMI Maine officials said that while their office is closed to the public for walk-ins, their helpline is running with staff ready to help.

The helpline number is 1-800-464-5767.

211 MAINE CAN ANSWER CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS

The state’s 211 system has been activated to answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered.

People who think they have symptoms of coronavirus should call their health care provider.

MORE COVERAGE

Longtime MaineDOT employee dies of coronavirus, state officials say

2 Hannaford employees at Scarborough, Oxford stores test positive for coronavirus

Two more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Maine, CDC says

Portland Shaw’s employee tests positive for coronavirus

Device that can test for coronavirus in 5 minutes made in Maine

Maine highway signs urge travelers to stay home amid coronavirus outbreak

New Balance developing, manufacturing face masks for hospitals

Facing shortage in Maine, Red Cross to hold series of blood drives

Coronavirus outbreak leaves Maine food pantry stretched thin

-First coronavirus-related death in Maine

Helping Hands: Community Champion conveys a crucial message amid an outbreak

Maine sail-maintenance shop turns to sewing medical masks

Several Maine state parks close due to the coronavirus

Old Port business owners navigate uncharted waters amid economic downturn

Maine parents should prepare for students not returning to school until fall, DOE commissioner suggests

Portland issues stay-at-home order for residents, nonessential businesses

How to have your own Weather At Your School while at home

Maine pharmacy making hand sanitizer for customers to make up for shortage

Maine teacher brings quirky sense of humor to online learning

School closures create challenges, uncertainty for students with special needs

Rossen Responds: Your coronavirus questions answered

Maine’s first responders face new risks due to coronavirus

Portland residents step out to sing, spread positivity

-Maine landlord pauses rent collection for coronavirus, calls of other landlords to do same

Dealing with stress, anxiety during coronavirus outbreak

Is it allergies, the flu or the coronavirus? How to tell the difference