It’s been more than 100 days since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States with no end in sight. Some people are starting to go back to work, while others are still working from home. As more businesses open, cases have been going up throughout the country as well, including an outbreak recently in Houlton. All of this can cause continued anxiety. Megan Cole has more on ways people can cope with returning to normal.
There are two types of testing for covid 19. One of those tests is the one people are the most familiar with, the antigen test. That is where a swab is put into the nose to test for the virus. But that isn't the only test, there are also antibody tests. Stephen Durham has more on what antibody tests are and why there are some challenges to this particular test.
The Maine CDC has reported 2,282 cases of COVID in the state. This is an increase of 56 cases since yesterday. 2,205 are confirmed and 257 are probable. There have been 272 hospitalizations with the virus. 1,505 have recovered from the virus and there have been 89 deaths.
Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital services are returning to a bit more normal schedule, after being put on hold as a result of the pandemic. Kathy McCarty spoke with the hospital's president who says those who had procedures delayed can now reschedule.
Maine health care providers can now request testing for anyone suspected of having COVID-19 according to Gov. Janet Mills announcement Monday. News Source 8’s Tom Dufton spoke with a local hospital to see how they are planning on handling this.
Coronavirus cases have been rapidly increasing in several populous nations around the world. New cases have been spiking from India to South Africa to Mexico, while Russia and Brazil now sit behind only the United States in the number of reported infections. Russia saw a steady rise of new infections Tuesday and new hot spots have emerged. India's cases have surged past 100,000, and infections are rising in the home states of migrant workers who left cities and towns when they lost work.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says countries need to work together to overcome the coronavirus pandemic. In a video address Monday to the annual World Health Assembly, Merkel said that “no country can solve this problem alone.”
It’s in the news, it’s all over social media and it’s all your friends and family are talking about…If you aren’t careful, all of this talk of COVID-19 can be overwhelming and exhausting. This can lead to Coronavirus burnout. News Source 8’s Tom Dufton has more on how to protect your mental health during this time.
Northern Maine Medical Center is working to reduce the risk to patients living in long-term care facilities. This group is one of the most at-risk for contracting Covid-19. Kathy McCarty looks at how the hospital is using technology to check on their patients.
Maine’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine) has announce the launch of the Teen Text Support Line, a new mental health program for youth 14 – 20 years of age living in Maine.
Hospitals are taking many steps to keep patients and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. News Source 8’s Tom Dufton spoke with a staff member at Cary Medical Center to see what they are doing.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought a lot of changes to our community and across the nation. Even before it was classified as a pandemic, healthcare facilities such as Northern Light AR Gould Hospital were putting steps in place to best protect their patients, staff, and communities from this virus.
It's been about three weeks since Northern Maine Medical Center established a separate respiratory clinic to deal with patients who might be suffering from Covid-19 symptoms. Kathy McCarty spoke with the Chief Operating Officer and has more.
All four members of Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor today to request assistance in helping Maine more easily access personal protective equipment (PPE) secured by the COVID-19 Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force.
Now that the coronavirus is in Aroostook County, many are wondering what comes next. News Source 8's Tom Dufton spoke with a program director at the Aroostook Mental Health Center about how to avoid stress and panic during these uncertain times.
An 80 year old man from Cumberland County is the first individual to die after testing positive for COVID 19 in Maine. Today the Maine CDC announced there are now 168 confirmed coronavirus cases in the states. Ashley Blackford has more from today's briefing
As part of keeping patients safe, a respiratory clinic opened Monday at Northern Maine Medical Center. Kathy McCarty has more on how concerns over Covid 19 led to the creation of a separate treating area for patients