37 New COVID-19 Cases in Maine, 36 More Recovered and No New Deaths
Technical difficulties have prevented the Maine CDC from sharing all their recent data Friday, but according to the Bangor Daily News, a Maine CDC spokesperson says that the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 5,468, an increase of 37 since Thursday. 4,900 of those cases are confirmed while 568 are deemed probable.
There were no new deaths reported of an individual with COVID-19, keeping the total at 142. 452 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. Details on how many are currently hospitalized are unavailable as of this writing.
4,740 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered, an increase of 37 since Thursday. The total number of diagnosed active and probable cases of COVID-19 is 586, an increase of 1. The cumulative number of COVID-19 negative tests is 437,385 with a 14-day positivity rate of 0.5%.
Governor Mills has extended the State of Emergency in Maine through October 29, 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 in coastal counties and Maine's largest cities to enforce the state's face covering requirement.
The counties where businesses are be required to enforce the face covering requirement are Hancock, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Cumberland and York as well as the more populated inland cities Bangor/Brewer and Lewiston/Auburn.
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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