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Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting an increase in Maine's coronavirus tally of five cases, and a reduction of one in the number of deaths.  Meanwhile, the state is following a new outbreak and partnering with a Maine hospital to expand tracking capacity.

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Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor says it is receiving an increasing number of phone calls from out-of-state visitors who tested for COVID-19 before they came to Maine, then found out they were positive after they arrived. At least one other hospital says it's getting similar calls. These cases aren't captured in state data, and it is raising concerns among some hospital officials that Maine's relatively low case count could take an upswing.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 12 news cases of COVID-19 Monday and one new death, a man in his 50 from Androscoggin  County. The death toll now stands at 124, and the number of cases since the pandemic began at 3,970.

That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control posted Monday.

The person who died was a resident of Cumberland County.

Robert F. Bukaty

The Maine Center for Disease Control Saturday is reporting 3,937 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 25 cases since Friday. 

Mount Desert Island Hospital says there are cases of COVID-19 in its community that are not reflected in state data.

Kevin Bennett

The Maine Department of Education is telling schools across the state that, based on current public health data, they can look at re-opening for in-person classes in the fall.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Another person has died as the number of COVID-19 cases logged in Maine since the pandemic's onset grew overnight to 3,912, twenty-four more than Thursday.  The death toll now stands at 123.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine Gov. Janet Mills said her administration is expanding its coronavirus rental assistance program, as the pandemic continues to take a toll on Mainers' financial health and another federal relief package remains stalled.

Runners are being strongly discouraged from using the TD Beach to Beacon 10K course on Saturday, the day the 23 annual road race had been scheduled.

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The Mills Administration is loosening its limit on outdoor gatherings from 50 to 100 people. The new limit takes effect this Saturday, August 1.

The Maine Center for Disease Control is working with U.S. Wildlife Services to distribute an oral vaccine to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control reports that the state's tally of coronavirus cases has risen by 28 since Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic's onset to 3,866.  The tally of deaths remained unchanged at 121.

LEWISTON, Maine - One of Maine's largest hospitals is reinstating strict visitor restrictions after 10 staff members and two patients tested positive for the coronavirus.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is considering whether to ease its restrictions on large outdoor gatherings as the Maine Center for Disease Control reports two more deaths from COVID-19, and six more cases.

Patty Wight / Maine Public file

Advocates are urging state lawmakers to hold manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals” accountable.

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