COVID-19: Maine Data

On June 23, 2020, Maine CDC changed how we show the dates of cases, deaths, recoveries, and hospitalizations. We now show events on the day they occurred, instead of the day the event was reported to us. As we investigate cases, we learn things that help our understanding of when events such as hospitalizations and recoveries occurred. For example, if a person reports on Friday that they recovered Wednesday, we now show this recovery on Wednesday. We do this to give the public a better picture of the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

This means updates on June 24 with data as of June 23 at 11:59 PM will be on trend charts on June 23. With this change, you may see that recoveries are higher for previous days. That is because our knowledge of who is released from isolation becomes better every day, as case investigators follow up with people with COVID-19.

Maine CDC updates data daily at 9:30 AM with COVID-19 case investigation data included as of 11:59 PM the previous day. All data are preliminary and may change as Maine CDC investigates cases. For more information about the data, please see the "Read Details About the Data" section below.

Access a Google Sheet with the most recent cumulative case data by county, sex, age, and race.

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases by County

Download the most recent Cases by County Table

COVID-19 Case Trends

 

Maine COVID-19 Reopening Gating Metrics

 

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code

 

Tables of COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Data, Hospital Use, and Case Demographics

View a Table of Contact Tracing (Sara Alert) Data

Contact Tracing (Sara Alert) Data
Number of Individuals Currently in Monitoring Total Number of Individuals Enrolled
520 5,481

Maine CDC updates contact tracing data weekly.
Updated September 17, 2020 at 11:30 AM

View Tables of Data for the Previous 14 Days

  1. Not all labs report results to the Maine CDC electronically. Labs reporting manually report only the positive results and are therefore excluded for purposes of calculating the percent positivity rate. Molecular testing includes PCR, isothermal, and NAAT methods.
  2. Syndromic data has a 2 day lag to increase completeness of ICD codes.
  3. Total number of emergency room/urgent care visits reported.
  4. Percentage of emergency room/urgent care visits for influenza-like illness symptoms or influenza-like illness discharge diagnosis.
  5. Percentage of emergency room/urgent care visits for COVID-19-like symptoms or COVID-19 discharge diagnosis.

    Maine CDC updates data for the previous 14 days weekly.

View a Table of All Reported COVID-19 Tests in Maine

Due to technical difficulties, Maine CDC is unable to update test result data today. On September 23, 2020, Maine CDC will publish the data that would have been updated on September 22, 2020.

All Reported COVID-19 Tests in Maine
Result
Antibody
Molecular Testing
Total
Positive
513
6,327
6,840
Negative
9,665
368,266
377,931
Indeterminate
14
279
293
Total
10,192
374,872
385,064
 
Results from Labs Reporting Electronically (Used for Percent Positivity Calculations)*
Result
Antibody
Molecular Testing
Total
Positive
336
5,790
6,126
Negative
9,657
368,231
377,888
Indeterminate
12
277
289
Total
10,005
374,298
384,303
Percent Positive
3.36
1.55
1.59

*Not all labs report results to the Maine CDC electronically. Labs reporting manually report only the positive results and are therefore excluded for purposes of calculating the percent positivity rate.

Molecular testing includes PCR, isothermal, and NAAT methods.

Updated September 21, 2020 at 2:50 PM

View a Table of Maine COVID-19 Current Hospital Use and Capacity Data

Hospitalized: Confirmed Cases
Total Hospitalized 17
    In Critical Care 4
        On a Ventilator 0
Capacity
Available Critical Care Beds 103
Total Critical Care Beds 375
Available Ventilators 253
Total Ventilators 317
Alternative Ventilators 444

Updated September 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM

View a Table of Cumulative COVID-19 Cases by Age

Download the most recent Cases by Age Table

View a Table of Cumulative COVID-19 Cases by Race and Ethnicity

Download the most recent Cases by Race Table       Download the most recent Cases by Ethnicity Table

View a Table of Cumulative COVID-19 Cases by Sex

Download the most recent Cases by Sex Table

Read Details About the Data  

When are Data Updated? Data are updated daily between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM with COVID-19 results included as of 11:59 PM the previous day.

Who is Included in the Data? Data are about individuals who claim residency in Maine regardless of what state they were tested in, or where they are currently living. For example, an individual who claims residency in Maine but lives in Florida will appear in this data even if they were living in Florida at the time of illness. County listings are by residence of patient, not location of the hospital or testing location.

What are Confirmed Cases? This represents the number of persons in whom SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected using a molecular amplification test (e.g. PCR) from any approved lab.

What are Probable Cases?There are three ways in which someone can meet the probable case definition:

  • The individual Is a close contact of a confirmed case (as identified through an epidemiological investigation) AND has
    • Severe respiratory illness with either clinical or radiographic evidence of pneumonia OR
    • At least one of the following symptoms:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Difficulty breathing
      • New loss of taste or smell OR
    • At least two of the following symptoms:
      • Fever (measured or reported)
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • Fatigue
      • Congestion or runny nose; OR
  • The person has had SARS-CoV-2 detected using an antigen test on a respiratory specimen; OR
  • The person’s death certificate lists COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death with no laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.

What are Recovered Cases? Recovered means a person has met the released from isolation requirements defined by Federal CDC. The requirements are: at least 1 day (24 hours) have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in symptoms; and, at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

What are Other Cases? Other Cases is the number of cases left over after removing recovered and deaths from the cumulative total.

What is an Indeterminate Test? Indeterminate means that the test did not provide a clear negative or positive result.

What is Included in Deaths?A COVID-19 associated death is defined as a death resulting from an illness that is clinically compatible with COVID-19 that is confirmed by an appropriate laboratory test. There should be no period of complete recovery between the illness and death. It is not necessary that COVID-19 be the primary cause of death.

What Categories are Mutually Exclusive? The only categories that are mutually exclusive are Deaths and Recovered. Deaths are counted both in Cumulative Confirmed/Probable Cases and Deaths. Hospitalizations are counted in the Cumulative Confirmed/Probable and may also be counted in Deaths or Recovered depending on the outcome of the individual.

What are Some Limitations? Confirmed data represent only those individuals with positive test results, which likely under-represents the true number of cases in Maine. For individuals not considered to be at high risk, medical providers were advised to diagnose COVID-19 based on symptoms prior to May 18, 2020. Those diagnoses are not reported. All data are preliminary and may change as Maine CDC investigates confirmed cases.