Maine Coronavirus Cases at 376 While 94 Have Recovered
Maine's number of reported cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise as 32 more cases are reported in Maine while a total of 94 people that tested positive have recovered.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah reported Thursday that the total number of cases of the coronavirus in Maine is now at 376 and 68 of those cases are health care workers. No new deaths were reported, so that number remains at 6, while the number of people that have had to be hospitalized at some point is 68.
Dr. Shah also reported that as of Thursday, Maine has 122 available ICU beds out of 185 in the state and 266 out of 334 ventilators available.
Cumberland County has the most positive cases of COVID-19 and community transmission is occurring there long with York county. Investigations are ongoing in other counties to determine if community transmission is occurring there.
Here's a map of the breakdown of number of cases by county from the Maine CDC.
Governor Janet Mills has ordered all Mainers to stay home unless you work for an essential business or need to do an essential activity. The executive order remains in effect until April 30. Find out what that means for you by clicking or tapping here.
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.
Shah says that right now, our only vaccine against the COVID-19 is physical distancing. It is the key to flattening out the curve of the spread of the coronavirus, a point Dr Shah stressed is vitally important for Mainers to practice. A low curve means that the virus is spreading slowly which gives doctors more time and resources to treat more people. The higher the curve, the most people get sick at once and medical facilities get overwhelmed. Shah says that right now, our only vaccine against the COVID-19 is physicalldistancing.
The Maine CDC continues to update with new information daily. Keep checking on our mobile app or website to get the latest.