coronavirus

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Another Mainer with COVID-19 has died, as the number of cases the state has logged since the pandemic's onset grew by 37 overnight, to 5,337.  The death tally now stands at 141.

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The director of the state CDC says out-of-state visitors have not transmitted high levels of the new coronavirus in Maine.

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Although Maine is still doing well in terms of COVID-19 cases relative to other states, recent case numbers are on the upswing. We'll hear from Nirav Shah, director, Maine CDC, about the recent surge of cases in York County and how the state is dealing with the pandemic, including contact tracing, enforcement of guidelines, increased testing and more. We'll also discuss how Dr. Shah is planning to stem the spread of the virus through the months ahead. And, as always, he'll take listener questions about the coronavirus and its effects on Mainers.

Maine Lobster Business Salvaged Its Summer Despite Pandemic

Sep 27, 2020
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Maine’s lobster fishermen braced for a difficult summer this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but then the unexpected happened. They kept catching lobsters, and people kept buying them.

The number of new daily coronavirus infections in the U.S. continued to rise this past week, driven by upward trends in nearly half the states that have pushed total cases in the country past 7 million. At the same time, a recent study suggests the vast majority of Americans haven't been exposed, far below what's required to quell the virus's spread through "herd immunity."

Daily cases were largely on a downward trend through August and early September from highs in July, but are now going up again.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control on Saturday is reporting 5,260 total cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic arrived in Maine, an increase of 25 cases since Friday. There are 582 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

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Oxford County has joined York County in its yellow designation under the Maine Department of Education's COVID-19 color-coded risk system. That means schools are advised to take additional precautions to prevent transmission of the virus.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's COVID-19 case tally rose by another 20 overnight, to a total of 5,235 since the pandemic's onset.  The death tally remained unchanged at 140.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

After years of fitful efforts to strengthen its status as a year-round recreation destination, rural, western Maine is having a moment.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases logged since the pandemic's onset rose overnight to 5,215, an increase of 44. The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

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Visitors from Massachusetts can now come to Maine without having to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Mills administration is providing local schools with an additional $164 million to help them implement new health and safety procedures during the pandemic.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit the state has grown to 5,171, an increase of 25 since Tuesday.  The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit the state rose overnight by another 40, to a total of 5,146. The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

An employee at the ND Paper mill in Rumford with COVID-19 has died.

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