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Gov. Janet Mills is encouraged by President Joe Biden’s pledge to increase the supply of COVID-19 doses distributed to states.

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MaineHealth has opened a clinic in Westbrook this week to vaccinate people 70 and older against COVID-19. More than 1,800 people are expected to receive a dose this week.

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The Maine CDC is expecting to launch a statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system within the next several weeks after an equivalent federal system that was developed by the Trump administration turned out to not meet the state's needs. 

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Maine's legislative leaders have recently been mired in a debate over face mask requirements at the State House even as lawmakers are expected to consider more than 1,000 bills this session, as well as two spending plans worth more than $8 billion.

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Gov. Janet Mills is proposing to accept only a portion of the federal tax cuts being offered to small businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans under the stimulus bill last year.

More clinics in Maine are offering the COVID-19 vaccine this week to people who are at least 70 years of age. Older adults will also have more options for how to make appointments, with the launch of one health care system’s new hotline.

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The Maine CDC is reporting 259 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That’s up from the 189 cases announced Sunday, but still lower than daily cases reported last week, which reached above 600 for several days.

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The Maine CDC added 189 cases of COVID-19 to the state's total on Sunday.

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Four more people have died with COVID-19 in Maine, and 324 more cases have been identified.

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InterMed is focusing its COVID-19 vaccinations on patients 80 and older.

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The Maine CDC has reported 636 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. More than 36,000 cases have been identified in the state since the pandemic began.

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Scarborough Downs will soon become the site of Maine’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

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Public health officials, and scientists at vaccine maker Moderna, are still trying to determine what caused temperature disruptions to multiple shipments of vaccine, rendering them potentially unusable.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 675 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Six more people have died from the disease, after eleven deaths were announced yesterday.

Within hours of opening up appointments for people 70 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine, officials at Northern Light Health say all 2,000 available slots were booked.

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