The Maine Health Authorities reported an increase of 53 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and three new deaths. The additional cases bring the total since the beginning of the outbreak last year to 68,384.The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died is 843. Kennebec, Sagadahoc and York counties each reported one new death. The Maine Health Authorities reported that 729,273 Mainers, or 54.25% of the population, have received a final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a website and hotline where Mainers can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. The website connects people with available appointments in their area, but not all providers opted in to use the Maine CDC website. Mainers can also call the Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111 to make an appointment
The CDC says to look for emergency warning signs for coronavirus. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately. The signs include Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion, Inability to wake or stay awake and Bluish lips or face. This list is not all possible symptoms. Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility.
The centre Disease Control and Prevention said that the symptoms of the coronavirus are Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat and Congestion or runny nose. For a few the symptoms include nausea or vomiting and Diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about the virus.