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Winter Sports In Maine Delayed As Virus Cases Keep Growing

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine winter sports season has been indefinitely delayed.

The Maine Principals’ Association says the season had been set to start in mid-November, but the pandemic has made that impossible.

Public health authorities in Maine on Wednesday reported the second highest number of new coronavirus cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

The Portland Press Herald reports the association doesn’t yet have a timetable for when practices might be able to start.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services will play a major role in decisions about winter sports.

The state has had more than 6,300 cases of the virus in total.