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:
- April 22, 2021Augusta library to host Maine women authors talk
Laurie Chandler and Claire Ackroyd will participate in a Q&A hosted by Lithgow Public Library.
- April 22, 2021BUSHNELL ON BOOKS: ‘Modern Fabric’ and ‘One Last Lie’
Beautifully illustrated look at the world of textile art, and a new Mike Bowditch mystery from Paul Doiron
- April 22, 2021Children’s Book author Jeanine Deas to hold book-signing event
‘ “Twinkle, Twinkle, Where You Are” is about love and longing,’ says Deas
- April 22, 2021Douglas Rooks: A simple way to fix Maine’s budget problem
With one move, the Legislature can finally put the ghost of the 1991 shutdown behind it.
- April 22, 2021Peter Garrett: An Earth Day gift for your family
A solution to the Climate Crisis that pays families? What an Earth Day gift that would be! Am I kidding? No. The idea is out there in Congress. It would price carbon fuels at their source and through …
- April 22, 2021Our View: The food we throw away is hurting the planet
More than a third of all food produced is thrown away, and it produces greenhouse gases at an alarming rate.
- April 22, 2021Today’s editorial cartoon
April 22, 2021
- April 22, 2021MaineCF’s Animal Welfare Fund seeks proposals
PORTLAND & ELLSWORTH—The Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks applications from Maine organizations that address population control for cats and dogs. The deadline for appli …
- April 22, 2021J.P. Devine Movie Review: ‘Hemingway’
You may at the end, want to cry a little. Burns takes away the sword, the cape, the masks and the tired legends, writes Devine.
- April 22, 2021ART2021 26th Annual Juried Art Show on view
The show will be on view at The Harlow through May 29.