MAINE, USA — EDITOR'S NOTE: Maine Governor Janet Mills has issued a 'Stay Safe at Home' order. The video above explains what that means.
KEY MAINE CORONAVIRUS FACTS
- Ten Mainers have died out of 470 confirmed COVID-19 cases
- 86 Mainers have been hospitalized
- 156 Mainers have recovered
- Maine has discontinued counting negative tests due to number of outside labs doing testing.
- Governor Janet Mills has issued a 'Stay Safe at Home' order. She has also ordered all out-of-staters coming to Maine to quarantine for 14 days.
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LATEST MAINE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
Maine DHHS announced they are closing the Rockland office on Monday to sterilize and clean after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus.
The Maine CDC announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
This brings the total of Maine residents with the coronavirus to 470.
The number of deaths has stayed at 10.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
Maine Governor Janet Mills announces President Trump has approved parts of Maine's disaster declaration. This approval opens the door for Maine to be reimbursed for costs associated with fighting COVID-19.
Here is a COVID-19 case breakdown by Maine county.
- Androscoggin - 20
- Aroostook - 1
- Cumberland - 231
- Franklin - 4
- Hancock - 2
- Kennebec - 21
- Knox - 9
- Lincoln - 8
- Oxford - 11
- Penobscot - 22
- Piscataquis - 0
- Sagadahoc - 13
- Somerset - 3
- Waldo - 3
- Washington - 1
- York - 95
- Unknown - 12
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Latest Maine Center for Disease Control press conference with Dr. Nirav Shah
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 LINKS
- Maine Governor Janet Mills issues quarantine order for non-residents entering Maine
- Maine small businesses can apply for 'forgivable' loans
- New Hampshire records 7th death, 540 confirmed cases
- Amtrak Downeaster reducing service to one round-trip per day during coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic
- Maine plastic mold company stepping up to help fight COVID-19
- Bath Iron Works denies 'work from home' requests during coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic
- How to make your own face mask without a sewing machine
- Life in the time of coronavirus: streaming TV and movies
- Maine Department of Labor starts schedule for unemployment calls
- Photos capture Maine nurse's final moments with her sons before she self-isolates
- Maine students struggle with Internet access during remote learning
- The U.S. death toll reached more than 7,000 Friday night. It had passed 6,000 around 1 a.m.
- Worldwide total cases passed 1 million, with more than 58,000 deaths.
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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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