127 New COVID-19 Cases in Maine and 1147 Active Cases
According to the the Maine CDC's Tuesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 6,926, an increase of 127 since Monday and a new all-time record high for daily case counts. 6,138 of those cases are confirmed while 788 are deemed probable.
Over the past seven days, the Maine CDC has reported 615 new cases of COVID-19 with Maine's positivity rate increasing from 0.42% two weeks ago to 1.06% percent.
There were no new deaths reported of an individual with COVID-19, keeping the total at 148. 502 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 29 are currently hospitalized with 8 in intensive care and 1 on a ventilator.
5,632 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered, an increase of 444 since Monday. The total number of diagnosed active cases of COVID-19 is 1,063, an increase of 84 and the highest number of active cases in Maine since the pandemic began.
Beginning Wednesday, November 4, indoor gatherings will return to a maximum of 50 people, regardless of capacity, while outdoor activities will remain at 100 people with physical distancing and the use of face coverings.
Also beginning November 4, people traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement.
Bars and tasting rooms were scheduled to begin reopening for indoor seated service on November 2, 2020 but that has now been postponed until further notice.
Governor Mills has extended the State of Emergency in Maine through November 27, allowing Maine to continue to receive federal funding and use available resources to respond to COVID-19.
An executive order remains in place requiring large retail stores, lodging, restaurants, outdoor bars and tasting rooms to enforce the state's face covering requirement.
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.