coronavirus

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Four more people have died with COVID-19, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control.

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Thirty more COVID-19 deaths have been added by the Maine CDC on Saturday.

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Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will continue as planned despite news Friday that the Trump administration does not have a backup supply of doses to boost state allocations as expected.

University of Maine System

The University of Maine System will require all on-campus students and staff to be tested weekly for COVID-19 during the spring semester as parts of its efforts to prevent or contain new outbreaks.

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Just days after state health officials requisitioned and redeployed almost 2,000 doses of vaccine from the Walgreens pharmacy chain, Maine CDC director Nirav Shah said he doing the same thing with another 975.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Maine’s hospitality industry harder than any other sector. With cold weather taking its grip on 2021 and the surging virus keeping people at home, job losses are accelerating, particularly in the food-service sector. Still, many of Maine’s chefs and restaurant owners continue to find new ways to stay open through the winter.

MaineHealth says it plans to move into the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations sooner than anticipated.

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Bath Iron Works says it’s continuing to implement extra health and safety protocols as the shipyard deals with dozens of cases of COVID-19.

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Eight more people have died with COVID-19 in Maine. The state Center for Disease Control also added 808 cases of the disease on Thursday.

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Gov. Janet Mills is revising the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan to expand who is included in the current phase, 1A, and who comes next, in Phase 1B. The changes re-prioritize adults 70 and older and those with high-risk medical conditions, as well as certain workers.

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Last fall, Maine’s colleges were relatively successful in reopening. While some universities in other states saw thousands of cases of COVID-19, and some had to move to remote instruction, Maine’s schools were largely able to stay open. But they now face an even bigger challenge: welcoming students back as cases surge across the state.

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A day after the U.S. saw more than 4,400 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, the state of Maine has recorded its highest number of new daily cases and its highest number of hospitalizations.

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Eleven people have died with COVID-19, and the Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 715 new cases since Monday. The increase comes after a brief dip around 300s for a couple days.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control requisitioned nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Walgreens on Monday over concerns that the pharmacy chain was not using them quickly enough to protect older Mainers in long-term care facilities.

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The Maine CDC is exploring ways for members of the public to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. But agency director Dr. Nirav Shah says that will require an IT platform that can offer certain functions.

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