KEY MAINE CORONAVIRUS FACTS
- 57 Mainers have died out of 1,185 confirmed COVID-19 cases
- Sunday saw 33 new cases alone
- 183 Mainers have been hospitalized, 706 Mainers have recovered. The trend remains more recoveries and fewer hospitalizations.
- Governor Janet Mills has extended Maine's statewide stay-safer-at-home order to May 31
- Read Maine Governor Janet Mills' detailed plan to reopen Maine economy during coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic
- Read Maine Phase 1 COVID-19 Prevention Checklist to help business reopen with reduced coronavirus restrictions
- A timeline of the coronavirus pandemic in Maine
- Filing for unemployment still dominating discussions around Maine. Here's our story on how to file for Maine unemployment. You can scroll down for more resources available to Mainers
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LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
SUNDAY, May 3, 2020
New cases: 33
Recent deaths: 1
Total cases: 1,185
Total recovered: 706
Total hospitalizations: 183
Total deaths: 57
Negative test results: 19,546
Maine CDC will publish negative results once a week on Wednesdays. Because of the number of outside labs that are testing samples from Maine, it is not currently possible to post a complete count of negative tests on a daily basis.
- Hundreds protest in Augusta against Gov. Mills' coronavirus restrictions
- 'Frightened to death': Maine business owners swarm Augusta Saturday to protest Governor Janet Mills' coronavirus restrictions
- 9 Maine Ag Fairs postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus concerns
- More Maine restaurants plan to defy Governor Janet Mills’ coronavirus restrictions and reopen
- Dept. of Labor processes over 3,000 applications on first day of new unemployment program
- Maine businesses finding ways to adapt to Governor Janet Mills' new coronavirus restrictions
- Business owners concerned their employees are making more money claiming unemployment
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- Millions of Americans will soon get stimulus checks. But here's who won't.
- Maine small businesses can apply for 'forgivable loans'
- Maine school and business closings
- What shelter-in-place, stay-at-home orders mean
- What Homeland Security deems 'essential businesses'
MAINE CDC BRIEFINGS
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.