Maine CDC Reports 597 New COVID-19 Cases and 9 More Deaths
According to the Maine CDC's Tuesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 26,565, an increase of 597 since Monday. 22,448 of those cases are confirmed while 4,117 are deemed probable. There were 9 new deaths reported of an individual with COVID-19, bringing the total to 369. 1,117 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 186 are currently hospitalized with 51 in intensive care and 23 on a ventilator. There have been 11,582 completed isolations (formerly referred to as "recoveries" by the Maine CDC) an increase of 34 since Monday. The total number of other/active cases of COVID-19, which is the number of cases remaining after deaths and recoveries are subtracted, is 14,614, an increase of 554.
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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