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Real-time Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 updates: No new deaths reported, up to 2,757 cases

Find developments on the Maine coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak as we work together to separate facts from fear. Saturday, June 13, 2020

MAINE, USA — KEY MAINE CORONAVIRUS FACTS

SATURDAY JUNE 13

NOON

Maine CDC has released the latest COVID-19 numbers.

  • Deaths - 100
  • Total Cases - 2757
  • Confirmed Cases - 2452
  • Probable Cases - 305
  • Recovered - 2152
  • Hospitalizations - 313 
  • Current Hospitalizations - 29

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FRIDAY UPDATE

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.  


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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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