551 New COVID-19 Cases in Maine Sets New Single-Day Record
According to the Maine CDC's Wednesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 17,311, an increase of 551 since Tuesday, setting a new one-day record of cases reported. 15,142 of those cases are confirmed while 2,169 are deemed probable. Over the past seven days, the Maine CDC has reported 2,857 new cases of COVID-19. There were 2 new deaths reported of individuals with COVID-19, bringing the total to 267. 934 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 187 are currently hospitalized with 46 in intensive care and 18 on a ventilator.
10,650 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered, an increase of 36 since Tuesday. The total number of diagnosed active cases of COVID-19 is 6,394, an increase of 513.
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.
You can view the full list of businesses and read the guidelines for each on The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development's website.
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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