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20 more Mainers with COVID-19 have died, Maine CDC reports

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Twenty more Mainers with COVID-19 have died, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.

The 20 deaths are a new daily record for the state

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The new deaths bring the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 214.

Ten of the new deaths were in Androscoggin County, three were in Penobscot County, two were in York County and Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Piscataquis and Washington counties each had one new death.

The Maine CDC said due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there was a delay in reporting some deaths, which led to the large increase on Tuesday.

Below is more information on the reported deaths, including when they died.

  1. A man in his 80s from Penobscot County who died on Nov. 30
  2. A man in his 60s from Oxford County who died on Nov. 30
  3. A man in his 70s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 29
  4. A man in his 70s from Washington County who died on Nov 29
  5. A man in his 70s from Kennebec County who died on Nov. 29
  6. A man in his 90s from York County who died on Nov. 29
  7. A woman in her 70s from Penobscot County who died on Nov. 28
  8. A man in his 80s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 28
  9. A woman in her 90s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 28
  10. A woman in her 90s from Penobscot County who died on Nov. 27
  11. A man in his 70s from Piscataquis County who died on Nov. 27
  12. A woman in her 80s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 26
  13. A woman in her 70s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 26
  14. A man in his 80s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 26
  15. A man in his 80s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 24
  16. A man in his 80s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 24
  17. A man in his 80s from York County who died on Nov. 24
  18. A man in his 90s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 23
  19. A man in his 80s from Androscoggin County who died on Nov. 23
  20. A man in his 80s from Knox County who died on Nov. 16

The Maine CDC reported 219 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 11,976.

The Maine CDC also reported 266 new recoveries, bringing the total to 9,364.

MAINE CORONAVIRUS DATA:

  • Deaths: 214
  • Total cases: 11,976
  • Confirmed cases: 10,675
  • Probable cases: 1,301
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 1.68%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 2.8%
  • Patients recovered: 9,364
  • Active cases: 2,398
  • Currently hospitalized: 139
  • Patients in intensive care: 48
  • Patients on ventilators: 22

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of the coronavirus may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and sore throat. Symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure.

Other symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache and new loss of taste and/or smell.

Health officials said most patients experience mild symptoms and can recover at home.

However, some patients, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness.

Coronavirus appears to spread in similar ways to the flu and the common cold, which includes through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact such as touching and shaking hands and touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

Anyone experiencing symptoms is urged to call their health care provider and not just show up in person.

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

StrengthenME: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services created StrengthenME to help Mainers cope with the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. The program offers a hotline that is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone in need of assistance can call the hotline at 207-221-8198.

Maine Helps: The Maine Helps website offers ways Mainers can directly help nonprofits, health care and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

FrontLine WarmLine: Maine Department of Health and Human Services phone line to help Mainers who are working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The phone line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day by calling 207-221-8196 or 866-367-4440 or by texting 898-211.

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