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Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Maine's Political Pulse, with Maine Public’s Irwin Gratz and political correspondents Steve Mistler and Mal Leary, is back from hiatus.

Politics have been overshadowed since the coronavirus pandemic reached Maine. The legislature folded up shop early and Gov. Janet Mills exercised her powers to shut down much economic activity, forcing Mainers to stay separated. That appears to have had the desired effect, easing the increased pressure hospitals here were under.

But as the crisis atmosphere has waned, state politics is starting to sink its claws into the situation. Steve Mistler says that’s caused in part by the Federal approach to the pandemic.


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Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public File

The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting an additional  2,793 confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 36 cases since Saturday.

The number of deaths in the state remains at 100. In Maine, 2,173 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public File

The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting 36 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed and presumptive positive cases in the state to 2,757.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

One new death related to COVID-19 is being reported by the Maine CDC on Sunday, as well as 46 new cases of the disease.