Maine Center for Disease Control director Dr. Nirav Shah says the public has been largely compliant with the numerous rules and guidelines designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, but he says fatigue and complacency remain a risk.
Maine is tracking three new outbreaks of COVID-19 in Maine, as state health officials report another 24 cases of the disease since Sunday, for a total of 2,349 so far. The death toll remains unchanged at 89.
Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday that her administration is prepared to quadruple the number of people who identify and help isolate people who have been exposed to the coronavirus through what is known as contact tracing.
Three more Mainers infected with the new coronavirus have died since Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 69. The Maine CDC also reported 50 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, for a total of 1,565.