Online Monitoring of Coronavirus in Maine

Confirmed Cases and Deaths in Maine from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

Last update
6,024
Total Confirmed
No data
Total Recovered
146
Total Deaths
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Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL) will prioritize testing to high-risk and symptomatic individuals.
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Latest Coronavirus News in Maine

US elections: Barack Obama to hold first in-person event for Joe Biden
10/21/2020
Former President Barack Obama is returning to Philadelphia on Wednesday for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden
Waterville business owner says late-night crowd urinates, defecates in street - Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel
State Farm Insurance owner John Fortier, a former city councilor, pleaded with the Waterville City Council to do its "due diligence" and address the problems, which include drug dealing and people jumping on his business roof.
Protesters ready in case Trump refuses to accept election result
10/21/2020
CNA
Sean Eldridge says he's "preparing for the worst" in case President Donald Trump tries to undermine the results of next month's vote or refuses to accept a victory for the Democrats.
A four-year-long journey and hundreds of miles to hike a mountain in Maine
Jennifer Shepard tried to summit Katahdin in 2016 with her husband. He fell ill and later passed away. She vowed to reach the top and against all odds finally did.
Local singer creates petition over state guidelines for indoor performances
According to the Stage 4 reopening plan, singers and people playing brass/woodwind instruments can not perform at indoor establishments serving food and drinks.

Dynamics of Coronavirus Spread in Maine

Coronavirus(COVID-19) disease live statistics in Maine

# City Confirmed Recovered Deaths
1 Cumberland 2,431 No data 70
2 York 1,334 No data 20
3 Androscoggin 839 No data 10
4 Kennebec 298 No data 11
5 Penobscot 284 No data 6
6 Oxford 157 No data 2
7 Waldo 132 No data 14
8 Somerset 127 No data 8
9 Sagadahoc 78 No data 0
10 Franklin 74 No data 1
11 Knox 61 No data 1
12 Hancock 60 No data 1
13 Aroostook 59 No data 1
14 Lincoln 57 No data 1
15 Washington 23 No data 0
16 Piscataquis 10 No data 0

What Is a Coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a virus belonging to a large family of viruses that cause respiratory problems in humans, ranging from the cold to other more severe diseases.

Its name originates from the Latin word for “crown” and the Ancient Greek korōnè, wreath, and refers to the appearance of the viruses.

Types

  • The most well-known coronaviruses are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or camel flu) and SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2).
  • These viruses are also present in animals such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This virus made its first appearance in Wuhan, China on 31 December, 2019. Several of those infected worked at a seafood market where livestock alongside other animals such as bats and snakes were present. This suggested that the virus was spread from animal to person. It emerged later that a large number of patients had been not been exposed to animals which indicates a person-to-person spread.

Pandemic:

  • Since the outbreak in China, every country on the continent except Antarctica has been fighting to contain the virus.
  • Cases are increasing daily, despite mandated measures such as lockdowns or contact bans.
  • Europe is considered to be at the heart of the spread with countries such as Italy and Spain reporting thousands of fatalities daily.

Vaccines or anti-viral drugs have yet to be discovered to stop the increasing number of fatalities worldwide

How It Spreads

  • Via respiratory droplets, e.g. coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing
  • Via dust
  • Via close contact, e.g. handshakes, surfaces (the virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours)

The most common way that this disease spreads is through close contact with a person who has the infection. Every time a person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets – a single cough can emit as many as 3,000 while a sneeze 10,000. Close contact is within around 6 feet.

Symptoms

Although COVID-19 symptoms may vary from person to person, WHO has provided certain indicators. People who are fit and healthy with no underlying symptoms are most likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Fever – if you feel hot to the touch and have a temperature higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C).
  • Shortness of breath – as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, this is a symptom to be monitored carefully.
  • A dry cough
  • Fatigue
COVID-19 symptoms

How to Prevent

The best way to prevent virus affecting you is to keep up with simple but vital recommendations.

Wash your hands thoroughly:

  • After you’ve been to the bathroom, before preparing food and regularly at all other times.
  • Use soap and water, or if not available, an alcohol-based solution.
  • Sing or hum your favorite melody to make sure you wash your hands for the recommended length of 20 seconds.

Practice ’social distancing’:

  • Skip meeting up with friends and limit contact with household members
  • Work remotely, if possible – check your company’s policies regarding remote working
  • Only go out if you need to go to the shops or to work, but keep at least 6 feet between you and other people– especially important if they’re sneezing or coughing

If you’re sick:

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days – the time it takes for symptoms to appear after exposure to COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Due to limited resources, it is not possible for everyone to get tested. Nevertheless, you can generally request a test from your doctor or health authority if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions (different rules may apply according to your country of residence):

  • Have you been experiencing the above symptoms?
  • Have you travelled to highly affected countries within 14 days of symptoms appearing?
  • Have you been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID19?

Arranging a test:

  • Don’t travel to your doctor’s surgery or local hospital. If you suspect you have coronavirus, you risk infecting others
  • Call your GP who will arrange for you to go to a dedicated test center where they will take a mouth or nose swab
  • Results from the test lab will usually be available in 24-72 hours

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