Maine adds 548 COVID-19 cases on Thanksgiving as health officials urge precaution

The Maine CDC has added 548 cases of COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Day. No new deaths were reported.

dr. Dora Mills of MaineHealth is urging those gathering this Thanksgiving holiday to take precautions against COVID-19 as the state struggles with high transmission rates.

“Venate. Open the windows and turn up the heat or keep Thanksgiving outside. Spend a lot of time outside. Play games outside. Light a fire pit,” she says.

Mills says those who have not been vaccinated should wear masks indoors and at a distance. She also urges anyone with cold symptoms to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Maine Public editor Andrew Catalina contributed to this report.

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