Maine CDC Reports 525 Additional COVID-19 Cases and 13 More Deaths
According to the Maine CDC's Thursday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 27,625, an increase of 535 since Wednesday. 23,193 of those cases are confirmed while 4,432 are deemed probable. There were 13 new deaths reported of individuals with COVID-19, bringing the total to 385. 1,135 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 202 are currently hospitalized with 55 in intensive care and 25 on a ventilator. There have been 11,685 completed isolations (formerly referred to as "recoveries" by the Maine CDC) an increase of 51 since Wednesday. The total number of other/active cases of COVID-19, which is the number of cases remaining after deaths and recoveries are subtracted, is 15,582, an increase of 471.
Governor Janet Mills announced a new executive order December 11 requiring Mainers to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces and prohibits owners from letting anyone in who is not wearing a face covering. The order also states that claiming a medical exemption is not an excuse to enter without a face covering.
Governor Mills has extended the State of Emergency in Maine through January 20, allowing Maine to continue to receive federal funding and use available resources to respond to COVID-19.
If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, including a runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, fever and in severe cases, difficulty breathing, the Maine CDC says you should call your doctor before going in so that they can prepare for your arrival. The Maine CDC continues to update with new information daily. Keep checking on our mobile app or website to get the latest.
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