376 New COVID-19 Cases in Maine and One New Death
According to the Maine CDC's Monday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 25,968, an increase of 376 since Sunday. 21,998 of those cases are confirmed while 3,907 are deemed probable. There was 1 new death reported of an individual with COVID-19, bringing the total to 360. 1,107 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 180 are currently hospitalized with 47 in intensive care and 20 on a ventilator. There have been 11,548 completed isolations (formerly referred to as "recoveries" by the Maine CDC) an increase of 83 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 14,060, an increase of 292.
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.
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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