525 Additional COVID-19 Cases in Maine and 3 More Deaths
According to the Maine CDC's Wednesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 27,090, an increase of 525 since Tuesday. 22,794 of those cases are confirmed while 4,296 are deemed probable. There were 3 new deaths reported of an individual with COVID-19, bringing the total to 372. 1,124 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 191 are currently hospitalized with 50 in intensive care and 21 on a ventilator. There have been 11,607 completed isolations (formerly referred to as "recoveries" by the Maine CDC) an increase of 25 since Tuesday. The total number of other/active cases of COVID-19, which is the number of cases remaining after deaths and recoveries are subtracted, is 15,111, an increase of 497.
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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