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Real-time Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 updates: 50 Mainers have died with COVID-19 but 519 have recovered

Find developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak as we work together to separate facts from fear. Saturday April 25, 2020

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LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

SATURDAY APRIL 25

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  • The Maine CDC announce three more Mainers have died with COVID-19, to make that a total of 50 Mainers that have lost their life with the disease. Maine now has had 990 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 519 Mainers have recovered. 

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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) 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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