Maine CDC Reports 39 New COVID-19 Cases and 41 Recoveries
According to the the Maine CDC's Wednesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 5,604, an increase of 39 since Tuesday. 5,011 of those cases are confirmed while 593 are deemed probable.
There were no new deaths reported of an individual with COVID-19, keeping the total at 142. 457 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 7 are currently hospitalized with one in intensive care and none on a ventilator.
4,880 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered, an increase of 41 since Tuesday. The total number of diagnosed active and cases of COVID-19 is 582, a decrease of 2. The cumulative number of COVID-19 negative tests is 471,356 with a 14-day positivity rate of 0.5%.
Governor Mills has extended the State of Emergency in Maine through October 29, 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 in coastal counties and Maine's largest cities to enforce the state's face covering requirement, and order which will be statewide starting October 13.
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.