151 New COVID-19 Cases Breaks Maine’s One-Day Record Again
According to the the Maine CDC's Wednesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 6,926, an increase of 151 since Tuesday and another new all-time record high for daily case counts. 6,241 of those cases are confirmed while 836 are deemed probable.
Over the past seven days, the Maine CDC has reported 690 new cases of COVID-19 with Maine's positivity rate increasing from 0.42% two weeks ago to 1.20% percent.
There were two new deaths reported of individuals with COVID-19, bringing the total at 150. 502 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 31 are currently hospitalized with 10 in intensive care and 1 on a ventilator.
5,686 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered, an increase of 54 since Tuesday. The total number of diagnosed active cases of COVID-19 is 1,241, an increase of 95 and the highest number of active cases in Maine since the pandemic began.
Beginning Wednesday, November 4, indoor gatherings will return to a maximum of 50 people, regardless of capacity, while outdoor activities will remain at 100 people with physical distancing and the use of face coverings.
Also beginning November 4, people traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement.
Bars and tasting rooms were scheduled to begin reopening for indoor seated service on November 2, 2020 but that has now been postponed until further notice.
Governor Mills has extended the State of Emergency in Maine through November 27, allowing Maine to continue to receive federal funding and use available resources to respond to COVID-19.
An executive order remains in place requiring large retail stores, lodging, restaurants, outdoor bars and tasting rooms to enforce the state's face covering requirement.
You can view the full list of businesses and read the guidelines for each on The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development's website.
If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, including a runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, fever and in severe cases, difficulty breathing, the Maine CDC says you should call your doctor before going in so that they can prepare for your arrival. The Maine CDC continues to update with new information daily. Keep checking on our mobile app or website to get the latest.
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