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Real-time Maine coronavirus COVID-19 updates for Tuesday, June 16: Lowest daily case total reported since March 15

Find developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak as we work together to separate facts from fear. Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

MAINE, USA — KEY MAINE CORONAVIRUS FACTS

TUESDAY, JUNE 16

12 p.m.

The Maine CDC reports there are just nine new COVID-19 cases since Monday, four of which are confirmed. In Maine, 2,189 have recovered. There are currently 485 active COVID-19 cases.

Total cases = 2,819
Confirmed cases = 2,499
Probable cases = 320
Cumulative hospitalizations = 321
Recovered = 2,233
Deaths = 101 

MONDAY UPDATES

THE DATA

Dr. Nirav Shah made clear that when the Maine CDC reports deaths, they are reporting that someone has died who had been confirmed positive with COVID-19, not the cause of death specifically. The cause of death determination is left to the medical examiner.  

MAINE CDC BRIEFINGS

RESOURCES

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Background 

The official name for the coronavirus is “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes is named “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19” for short. Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can infect people and animals. The viruses can cause the common cold or more serious diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

The CDC says symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and in some cases sore throat.

The CDC says there are simple steps to take to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home while you're sick and avoid close contact with others
  • The Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Tuesday, March 10 that they would be holding daily coronavirus briefings with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public up to date on the situation in Maine.

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