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Maine CDC: Outbreak At Sanford High Grows To 12 Cases, As COVID-19 Spreads In York County

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit the state rose overnight by another 40, to a total of 5,146. The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

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Central Maine Medical Center has lifted its lockdown over a potential threat.

According to Lewiston police, the hospital received a call from a third party Tuesday morning that a person was planning to go to Central Maine Medical Center to harm themselves or others.

After an investigation, a spokesperson for the hospital said in an email Tuesday afternoon that the threat is no longer considered credible and all normal services will resume Wednesday.

Lewiston police say they are following up on several leads.

An employee at the ND Paper mill in Rumford with COVID-19 has died.

Greg Fischer, the mayor of Louisville, Ky., said Tuesday he has declared a state of emergency for the city "due to the potential for civil unrest."

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is poised to announce whether his office will bring charges against the police officers who fatally shot 26-year-old Breonna Taylor during a botched narcotics raid at her home on March 13.

The mayor reiterated he has no insight about when Cameron's decision will be announced, but he said the city must be prepared.

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State officials say the recent death of an inmate at the York County Jail was not caused by COVID-19.

The man has been identified as 47-year old Jason Daigle of Berwick.

During a news briefing on Tuesday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said that the inmate had already been considered recovered from the disease.

“That’s the primary factor, the one that weighs most heavily. But in addition to that, the clinical features around that individuals passing were not related to COVID-19,” he said.

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Fifty years ago on Tuesday, the landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed by Congress. Spearheading the measure was Democratic U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, sometimes called the father of the modern environmental movement. Under Muskie’s guidance the Senate vote was unanimous.

Portland city councilors voted Monday night to cut more than 60 city positions in its budget, as part of an effort to address a steep drop-off in revenue because of the pandemic.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills says she is preparing another letter to Congress urging more help for state and local governments as the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Maine and most other states. 

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A person who attempted to board a flight — despite knowing they had COVID-19 — was intercepted at the Portland Jetport on Sunday.

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday — reaching what was once the upper limit of some estimates for the pandemic's impact on Americans. Some experts now warn that the toll could nearly double again by the end of 2020.

"I hoped we would be in a better place by now," said Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. "It's an enormous and tragic loss of life."

After a quiet summer where life largely returned to normal, England now faces new restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in the House of Commons on Tuesday morning that pubs, bars and restaurants in England must close at 10 p.m. He also encouraged people who are able to work from home to do so, reversing a previous government position.


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