313 New COIVD-19 Cases in Maine and 6 Additional Deaths
According to the Maine CDC's Monday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 29,611, an increase of 313 since Sunday. 24,679 of those cases are confirmed while 4,932 are deemed probable. There were 6 new deaths reported of individuals with COVID-19, bringing the total to 438.
1,171 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 195 are currently hospitalized with 58 in intensive care and 25 on a ventilator. There have been 11,752 completed isolations (formerly referred to as "recoveries" by the Maine CDC) an increase of 17 since Sunday. The total number of other/active cases of COVID-19, which is the number of cases remaining after deaths and recoveries are subtracted, is 17,421, an increase of 290.
Governor Janet Mills announced a new executive order December 11 requiring Mainers to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces and prohibits owners from letting anyone in who is not wearing a face covering. The order also states that claiming a medical exemption is not an excuse to enter without a face covering.
Governor Mills has extended the State of Emergency in Maine through January 20, allowing Maine to continue to receive federal funding and use available resources to respond to COVID-19.
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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