PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY:  Maine has now identified a total of 253 CASES OF COVID-19   Last updated: 3/29/2020 3:20 pm


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Health Advisory: CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19)

Date: March 29, 2020
Contact: Millinocket Regional Hospital Patient Concerns — 207-723-7233



Effective immediately 3/19/2020:  All entry to Millinocket Regional Hospital must be through the main entrance on the upper level. An alternate entry point is the lower level Somerset Street entrance, open Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm only. Employees and patients will be screened upon entry, including obtaining temperature and a check for respiratory symptoms.

If you believe you may have been exposed or are otherwise showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your provider. 


As of March 29, 2020, Maine has identified a total of 253 cases of COVID-19.  The distribution of these cases by county are as follows:

County of Residence Confirmed Cases Recovered Deaths
  Androscoggin 8 3
  Cumberland 142 23 1
  Franklin 2
  Kennebec 10 2
  Knox 4
  Lincoln 5 2
  Oxford 9 2
  Penobscot 11 5
  Sagadahoc 7
  Somerset 1
  Waldo 2
  York 47 4
  Undisclosed 5
Last updated March 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm

A total of 3,394 tests came back negative.


We’re closely monitoring this situation and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

Gov. Janet Mills has released a statement here outlining recommendations now that the virus has hit our state.   Additionally, the CDC has outlined everything you need to know about COVID-19.

MRH is actively preparing for a potential outbreak in our community.  Learn more in our letter to MRH family and friends.


The best way to prevent infections is to avoid exposure. To that end, the CDC recommends these steps:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially when out in public
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away
  • Clean and disinfect “high touch” areas in your surroundings frequently using regular household cleaning spray or wipes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend the general public wear a mask to prevent COVID-19. Stocking up on masks could create a shortage for healthcare facilities, making it more difficult to safely care for patients.



When COVID-19 hits our community, let’s be prepared!