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Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, the state is already seeing an influx of visitors, and Gov. Janet Mills says she wants them all to know the guidelines they must follow in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at Bath Iron Works.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

The Maine Department of Corrections has undertaken universal testing for COVID-19 at the Long Creek Youth Development Center after one of the youth detained at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting 37 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 3,191 total cases in Maine.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 52 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, for a cumulative total of 3,154 since the first case was reported in the state in March.

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Leaders in Maine's minority communities are calling on Gov. Janet Mills and her administration to do more to protect people of color during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is reporting another 32 cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths. According to new figures the state Center for Disease Control released Friday, a total of 3,102 cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the state since the pandemic's onset, and 103 people have died.

Bath Iron Works has confirmed that another employee at the shipyard has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Another 53 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine overnight, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak's onset to 3,070. The death tally remains at 103.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public File

The Maine Center for Disease Control Wednesday reported 23 additional cases of COVID-19 and one more death in the state, as the Mills administration released "prevention checklists" for businesses that will be allowed to reopen July 1.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Another 23 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Maine since Monday, but no additional deaths were reported.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Maine is delaying its date for reopening bars across the state for indoor service, tentatively scheduled for July 1. Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew said officials decided to postpone allowing indoor service "until further notice" after new outbreaks in other states were traced to similar reopenings.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

The Maine Center for Disease Control reported 2938 number of Coronavirus cases Saturday, an increase of 25 from the day before.

The Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) plans to ease restrictions on prisoner visitation beginning in July.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Across the country, the novel coronavirus is infecting people of color at higher rates than the rest of the population.

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