Maine CDC reports 21 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths – WMTW Portland

AUGUSTA, Maine —The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 21 new cases of coronavirus and no new deaths on Sunday.
The 21 new cases reported, brings the total in Maine to 3,958 since the outbreak began.
No new deaths have been reported since Friday. The total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 123.
A total of 3,387 Mainers have recovered from the virus, which is an increase of 10 over the past 24 hours.
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  • Deaths: 123
  • Total cases: 3,958
  • Confirmed cases: 3,535
  • Probable cases: 423
  • Cumulative positivity rate: 2.72%
  • 14-day positivity rate: 0.9%
  • Patients recovered: 3,387
  • Active cases: 448
  • Currently hospitalized: 10
  • Patients in intensive care unit: 5
  • Patients on ventilators: 1

Get the latest coronavirus information from the Maine CDC
Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday that her administration is expanding the rent relief program launch earlier this year amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The governor said MaineHousing will double its rental assistance from $500 to $1,000 beginning Monday.
Renters are available for up to three months of relief under the program. The money will be paid directly to landlords who must agree not to evict the tenant for nonpayment for the month the payment was issued.
The assistance can be used to pay overdue rent.
The state is using $5 million in COVID-19 funding from the federal government to expand the program.
Mills also signed an executive order extending protections for renters in the eviction process. The governor said the order was issued as Maine courts plan to reopen for hearings next week.WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Symptoms of 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.

  • 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 frontlines 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. The service will eventually include a text option, officials said.
  • 211 Maine: The state’s 211 system can answer general questions about coronavirus from callers. Mainers can also text 898-211 to have their questions answered.

NAMI Maine Resources: NAMI Maine is offering several programs to help people with mental health concerns due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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