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WE’LL GET TO YOUR TOP NEWS HEADLINES AND A FIRST CHECK OF YOUR WEATHER IN A MOMENT, BUT FIRST, HERE ARE THE LATEST NUMBERS FROM THE MAINE CDC. THE NEW CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS RELEASED FROM THE MAINE CDC EARLIER TODAY… á27á NEW CASES TODAY, FOR A NEW TOTAL OF 5- THOUSAND 1- HUNDRED AND 6. ONE NEW DEATH REPORTED, THE FIRST IN OXFORD COUNTY…THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL TO 1-HUNDRED AND 40 PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED IN MAINE OF CORONAVIRUS. ACTIVE CASES RISING TO 5- HUNDRED AND 82 … TAKING INTO AC

One new coronavirus-related death, 27 additional cases reported in Maine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new death on Monday and an additional 27 cases.The new death was a man in his 60s from Oxford County and brings the total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died to 140.It was the first coronavirus-related death reported in Oxford County.The 27 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 5,106. Eighteen of the new cases are in York County.Active cases rose from 576 on Sunday to 582 on Monday.MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA: Deaths: 140 Total Cases 5,106 Confirmed cases: 4,586 Probable cases: 520 Cumulative positivity rate: 1.55% 14-day positivity rate: 0.5% Patients recovered: 4,384 Active cases: 582 Currently hospitalized: 16 Patients in intensive care unit: 4 Patients on ventilators: 1Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDCCOVID-19 SYMPTOMSSymptoms of coronavirus may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and sore throat. Symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure.Other symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache and new loss of taste and/or smell.Health officials said most patients experience mild symptoms and can recover at home.However, some patients, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness.Coronavirus appears to spread in similar ways to the flu and the common cold, which includes through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.Anyone experiencing symptoms is urged to call their health care provider and not just show up in person.COVID-19 RESOURCES: Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, health care and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to help Mainers who are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said. 211 Maine: The state’s 211 system can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered. NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine is offering several programs to help people with mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 crisis.

AUGUSTA, Maine —

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new death on Monday and an additional 27 cases.

The new death was a man in his 60s from Oxford County and brings the total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died to 140.

It was the first coronavirus-related death reported in Oxford County.

The 27 additional cases bring the total since the outbreak began to 5,106. Eighteen of the new cases are in York County.

Active cases rose from 576 on Sunday to 582 on Monday.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 140
  • Total Cases 5,106
  • Confirmed cases: 4,586
  • Probable cases: 520
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.55%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.5%
  • Patients recovered: 4,384
  • Active cases: 582
  • Currently hospitalized: 16
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 4
  • Patients on ventilators: 1

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of coronavirus may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and sore throat. Symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure.

Other symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache and new loss of taste and/or smell.

Health officials said most patients experience mild symptoms and can recover at home.

However, some patients, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness.

Coronavirus appears to spread in similar ways to the flu and the common cold, which includes through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

Anyone experiencing symptoms is urged to call their health care provider and not just show up in person.

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

  • Maine Helps: The Maine Helpswebsiteoffers ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, health care and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to help Mainers who are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.
  • 211 Maine: The state’s 211 system can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered.
  • NAMI Maine Resources:NAMI Maineis offering several programs to help people with mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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