Maine CDC reports 1 new coronavirus-related death, 30 new cases

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1 new coronavirus-related death and 30 new cases on Saturday.The newly reported death was a man in his 80’s from Somerset County. That brings the total number of Mainers who have died with COVID-19 to 139.The additional 30 cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 5,035.Active cases rose from 532 to 550 on Saturday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 139 Total cases: 5,035 Confirmed cases: 4,522 Probable cases: 513 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.62% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,346 Active cases: 550 Currently hospitalized: 11 Patients in intensive care unit: 5 Patients on ventilators: 1Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCNEW OUTBREAKSThe Maine CDC reported Saturday that 7 deaths have now been associated with the outbreak at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Thursday his agency is investigating three new outbreaks in the state.Shah said there are 18 cases involving the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Shah said 13 cases involve Maine residents, four involve New Hampshire residents and one case involves a Massachusetts resident.He said two cases are not among employees but are close contacts.Shah said seven of the people who tested positive regularly commuted together in a van from Sanford.Shah said the Maine CDC is also investigating an outbreak at the Baker Company in Sanford where there are three cases.He said there are four cases involving workers at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Auburn. The restaurant was closed for cleaning and the workers are in isolation.COVID-19 SYMPTOMSSymptoms 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 healthcare provider and not just show up in person.COVID-19 RESOURCES: Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, healthcare 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 is 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.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1 new coronavirus-related death and 30 new cases on Saturday.

The newly reported death was a man in his 80’s from Somerset County. That brings the total number of Mainers who have died with COVID-19 to 139.

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The additional 30 cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 5,035.

Active cases rose from 532 to 550 on Saturday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 139
  • Total cases: 5,035
  • Confirmed cases: 4,522
  • Probable cases: 513
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.62%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,346
  • Active cases: 550
  • Currently hospitalized: 11
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 5
  • Patients on ventilators: 1

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

NEW OUTBREAKS

The Maine CDC reported Saturday that 7 deaths have now been associated with the outbreak at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Thursday his agency is investigating three new outbreaks in the state.

Shah said there are 18 cases involving the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Shah said 13 cases involve Maine residents, four involve New Hampshire residents and one case involves a Massachusetts resident.

He said two cases are not among employees but are close contacts.

Shah said seven of the people who tested positive regularly commuted together in a van from Sanford.

Shah said the Maine CDC is also investigating an outbreak at the Baker Company in Sanford where there are three cases.

He said there are four cases involving workers at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Auburn. The restaurant was closed for cleaning and the workers are in isolation.

COVID-19 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 healthcare provider and not just show up in person.

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

  • Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, healthcare 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 is 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.