Four New Deaths and 424 Active Cornoavirus Cases
Maine CDC director Nirav Shah announced that the total number of reported cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maine is now at 1,226, an increase of 21 new cases since Monday.
741 people diagnosed with COIVD-19 have recovered, an increase of 21. 1,150 are confirmed while 76 are deemed probable. These numbers do not include those that have recently tested positive at the Tyson poultry processing plant in Portland. The total number of cases at the Tyson facility is 37. 25 of those cases will be included in Wednesday's numbers. Testing results are still coming in.
The total number of active cases is 424, an decrease of 4.
Four new deaths were reported bringing the total number to 61.
187 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 36 are currently hospitalized with 18 of those in critical care and 12 patients on ventilators.
Here's a breakdown of the numbers by county from the Maine CDC.
And here's another handy graphic that was put together by the University of Maine Presque Isle GIS Lab that shows just about every number and stat you might be interested in, presented in a easy to understand format.
Governor Janet Mills "Stay Safer at Home Order," is in effect through May 31, 2020 and we are currently in state 1 of her four phase plan to reopen the state.
Phase 1 "continues the prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people. People who are able to work from home should continue to do so, and people should wear cloth face coverings in public settings where physical distancing measures are hard to maintain. This stage allows for the limited expansion of certain business, religious, and quality of life activities, with appropriate safety precautions.
Health care from Maine-licensed providers, with recommendations that they prioritize care for patients with time-sensitive conditions; assure the safety of patients, staff, and communities; manage the use of essential resources such as personal protective equipment and testing supplies; and pace re-opening services to the level of community COVID-19 activity, maintaining capacity in our hospitals for potential outbreaks
Personal services: Barber shops, hair salons, and pet grooming
Limited drive-in, stay-in-your-vehicle religious services
Drive-in movie theaters
Outdoor recreation: guided outdoor activities (hunting & fishing) and restricted use of golf and disc golf courses
State parks, state-owned public land trails, and historic sites; although certain coastal state parks will remain closed
Auto dealerships and car washes
If the Maine CDC detects any resurgence of the virus, the state will slow down the stages and reinstate restrictions.
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.