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TEST: Maine Reports 17 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths As Governor Mulls Next Steps

Maine has recorded 17 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1040 cases since the pandemic began. The death tally of 51 remained unchanged.

That's according to the Maine Center for Disease Control, which posted the new figures Tuesday.

A total of 585 people have recovered from the illness, and 163 people have had to be hospitalized during the course of the pandemic. Thirty-three remain in the hospital, 17 of them in intensive care. Of those, seven are on a ventilator.

Gov. Janet Mills will hold a briefing today at 3:00, along with several members of her cabinet, including Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah. Mills is expected to make an announcement on the state's stay at home order, which is due to expire Thursday at midnight.

You can tune into the briefing live on Maine Public Radio, TV, and on our website and Facebook page.