Maine CDC Reports 458 New COVID-19 Cases; Total Deaths Top 300
According to the Maine CDC's Tuesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 19,743, an increase of 458 since Monday. 17,095 of those cases are confirmed while 2,648 are deemed probable. Over the past seven days, the Maine CDC has reported 2,983 new cases of COVID-19. There were 10 new deaths reported of individuals with COVID-19, bringing the total to 303. 985 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 185 are currently hospitalized with 43 in intensive care and 19 on a ventilator. 10,884 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered, an increase of 47 since Monday. The total number of other cases of COVID-19, which is the number of cases remaining after deaths and recoveries are subtracted, is 8556, an increase of 401.
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 December 23, 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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