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:
- October 24, 2020Boys soccer: Monmouth gets best of Richmond again
After a six-goal loss the first time, the Bobcats make it closer, falling 2-0.
- October 24, 2020Skowhegan girl gets 125-pound deer on Youth Hunting Day
Kaylee Blodgett, 15, is no novice, having been hunting since she was 10, and she has shot five deer and a moose during her lifetime.
- October 24, 2020U.S. sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000
The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day.
- October 24, 2020With help from an anonymous donor, fresh Maine fish is being distributed to schools across the state
Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit 12’s nutrition director Mike Flynn picks up 70 pounds of fresh fish from Portland Harbor weekly to use in school lunches.
- October 24, 2020Cross country: Monmouth runs away with MVC boys title
Mustangs win first conference crown since 2001.
- October 24, 2020Reid says Biden should end Senate filibuster after 3 weeks
The former Senate leader says if Democrats win the presidency and the Senate, only a short test of bipartisanship is warranted.
- October 24, 2020Pelosi, Mnuchin trade blame as hopes dim for stimulus before election
With the talks slogging on, the Republican-controlled Senate is set to leave town on Monday.
- October 24, 2020Nigeria’s police order massive mobilization after unrest
Their aim, they say, is to ‘reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters’ after days of demonstrations over police abuses that left 69 people dead.
- October 24, 2020Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin’s Museum Island
Police say Friday’s vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city’s Museum Island this month.
- October 24, 2020Girls soccer: Paige St. Pierre caps Waterville career with signature performance
Senior scores twice in final game at Webber Field to down rival Winslow in extra time.