Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Maine
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Maine
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
Maine responds to the novel coronavirus
Maine CDC is responding to an outbreak of the respiratory illness called COVID‑19, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. We urge Maine people to practice good hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home as much as possible. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID‑19, call your health care provider, who will determine whether you should be tested and, as appropriate, submit a sample for testing.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission in California, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Maine News:
- January 27, 2021Fairfield area school district reports new case of COVID-19
A person associated with Benton Elementary School has tested positive, but no close contacts have been identified in the case.
- January 27, 2021One man arrested on drug charges after Somerset Sheriff’s raid in Concord Township
Juan Nunez, 37, formerly of New Jersey, was arrested and taken to Somerset County Jail after the raid, which was conducted around 4:05 a.m. Wednesday in a trailer at Concord Trailer Park.
- January 27, 2021U.S. terrorism alert warns of domestic politically motivated violence
The alert did not mention any ideological or political affiliation but was a broad warning.
- January 27, 2021Union membership in Maine grew by 13,000 in 2020
The state’s labor union participation increased by about 3% amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- January 27, 2021College notebook: Albany pauses its men’s basketball program
The Great Danes are the latest program in America East – which includes UMaine – to be impacted by COVID-19.
- January 27, 2021Shark populations dropped 71% since 1970, study says
Sometimes sharks are intentionally caught by fishing fleets, but more often they are reeled in incidentally as “ bycatch,” in the course of fishing.
- January 27, 2021Sen. Collins promotes censure action against Trump instead of impeachment
Lacking the 17 Republican votes needed to convict the former president for inciting a riot on Capitol Hill this month, Maine’s senior U.S. senator is pushing for a historic censure action.
- January 27, 2021White House renews virus briefings: ‘Bringing back the pros’
The Biden administration is projecting that as many as 90,000 Americans will die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks.
- January 27, 2021Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic
Holocaust survivors are commemorating their lost loved ones as the world marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
- January 27, 2021States lift restrictions gradually amid fears of new variant
Although the COVID-19 death toll is close to all-time highs at nearly 3,350 a day on average, new cases and hospitalizations have dropped.