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Mark Vogelzang, Maine Public president and CEO, discusses the different ways in which the organization has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. He'll also describe the new initiatives and programs that Maine Public is putting forth during this critical time.


May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Twenty new cases of COVID-19 have occurred in Maine in the past 24 hours, for a total of 1,205 since the pandemic began, and at least five additional cases identified Monday afternoon that will be added into Tuesday's total.

David J. Phillip / AP

The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting another 33 cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 1,185. Another person has died, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths to 57. The CDC is cautioning Mainers not to assume that COVID-19 is the primary cause of death in each of these cases. 

Seven-hundred-six people have recovered from the disease in Maine.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control Saturday is reporting 1,152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional death in the state, making 56 total deaths.

In an emailed statement, Robert Long of the Maine CDC said Saturday's death was a Waldo County woman who was older than 80. Also in the email, Long said to "note that COVID-related deaths reflect the number of Maine residents who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 who have died. Please do not assume that COVID-19 is the primary cause of death in each of these cases."

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

As Maine reports two new deaths from COVID-19, and 28 new cases of the coronavirus, Gov. Janet Mills urged Mainers to "stay the course" in the effort to stamp out the virus.

Drug overdose deaths in Maine increased in 2019 by 7% over the previous year.  That's according to figures in a new report the Maine Attorney General's Office released Friday.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Updated April 30, 2020 at 2:18 p.m. ET.

Maine Center for Disease Control Dr. Nirav Shah says Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases rose overnight by 39, for a total of 1,095 cases since the pandemic began. Another person died, bringing the total number of deaths to 53.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Updated April 30, 2020 at 2:31 p.m. ET.

More than 7,400 Mainers filed last week for unemployment benefits.  That's according to new figures released Thursday by Maine's Department of Labor.

April 28, 2020

Apr 28, 2020

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