295 New COVID-19 Cases in Maine and No New Deaths
According to the Maine CDC's Thursday update, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Maine is now at 65,043 an increase of 295 since Wednesday. 47,984 of those cases are confirmed while 17,059 are deemed probable.
No new deaths were reported of individuals with COVID-19, keeping the total number of deaths at 798. 1,918 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 122 are currently hospitalized with 47 in intensive care and 25 on a ventilator.
661,051 Mainers have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 612,791 are fully vaccinated. That equates to approximately 45% of all Mainers who are fully vaccinated and 49% who have received the first of two doses of the vaccine. Over 1.2 million doses in total have been given to Mainers.
On April 27, Governor Mills announced that Maine was updating its public health guidance to remove the requirement that people wear face coverings in outdoor settings.
Governor Mills has extended the State of Emergency in Maine through May 13, allowing Maine to continue receiving federal funding and using available resources to respond to COVID-19.
On March 5, Governor Mills announced a plan to allow businesses to increase their capacity and removed restrictions on those traveling to and from Maine. Here's the timeline for relaxing restrictions on the number of people allowed in businesses:
- For indoor gatherings, the percentage of capacity increased to 50 percent on March 26 and will increase to 75 percent on May 24.
- For outdoor gatherings, the percentage of capacity increased to 75 percent on March 26 and will increase to full capacity starting May 24.
- Those businesses that have more capacity under the current policy (50 people for indoor gatherings; 100 people for outdoor gatherings; or 5 people per 1,000 square feet) are permitted to maintain that standard until May 24.
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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