According to the Maine CDC's Tuesday update, the cumulative number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Maine is now at 30,326, an increase of 715 since Monday. 25,163 of those cases are confirmed while 5,163 are deemed probable.

To put that number in perspective, it took from March until November 21 to reach 10,000 cases in Maine. 20,000 cases were reported a month later on December 23 and today, January 12, Maine has reached 30,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases in a period of 17 days.

There were 11 new deaths reported of individuals with COVID-19, bringing the total to 449.

1,189 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 11,768 completed isolations (formerly referred to as "recoveries" by the Maine CDC) an increase of 16 since Monday. Statewide, the case rate is 226.5 per 10,000 people.

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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