MAINE, USA — KEY MAINE CORONAVIRUS FACTS
- As of Sunday, Maine CDC announced 220 new COVID-19, coronavirus cases. The website says that the data is incomplete due to the holiday weekend.
- 191 Mainers have died out of 11,508 total COVID-19 cases. 10,315 of these cases are confirmed by tests and 1,193 are probable.
- 692 Mainers have been hospitalized, 8,952 Mainers have recovered.
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28
The state announced no additional Mainers have died with COVID-19. The death toll stands at 191.
The Maine CDC reported 220 additional cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The website says the data is incomplete due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Of the 11,508 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 10,315 are confirmed by tests and 1,1693 are probable.
692 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 illnesses. According to the Maine CDC website, 125 people in Maine are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, with 49 being treated in intensive care units and 18 on ventilators.
8,952 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
The Maine CDC was closed on Thanksgiving, so there is no new data available today. here are Thursday's numbers.
The state death toll stands at 190.
The Maine CDC reported 238 additional cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
Of the 11,265 total COVID-19 cases in Maine, 10,105 are confirmed by tests and 1,160 are probable.
687 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 illnesses. 119 people in Maine are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, with 51 being treated in intensive care units and 15 on ventilators.
8,800 Mainers have recovered from COVID-19.
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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) is holding coronavirus briefings on Tuesdays and Thursdays with director Dr. Nirav Shah to keep the public up to date on the situation in Maine