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A Maine State Prison inmate has settled a class action lawsuit with the Maine Department of Corrections that will allow for the treatment of prisoners who have chronic hepatitis C. Mathiew Loisel had previously been denied treatment. The settlement will allow him and others to receive direct-acting anti-viral medications over the next two years.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Most colleges in Maine have resumed in-person classes this fall, but with all kinds of new precautions: masks, travel restrictions, socially distanced classes and “no-party” policies among them. Yet a small group of professors and students at Bar Harbor’s College of the Atlantic has been able to avoid those restrictions, and are meeting in-person with no social distancing required.

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting a case of acute hepatitis A in a food service worker at the Birches Resort Restaurant in Rockwood.

Maine Wracks Up Another 54 COVID-19 Cases; No New Deaths

Sep 30, 2020
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Maine is reporting an increase overnight of 54 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total since the pandemic hit the state to 5,391. The death tally remained unchanged at 141.

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.

Oakland police say they're discussing with state officials whether to take action against the Kingdom Life Church for potentially violating COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

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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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The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting an additional 28 cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's cumulative total to 5,288 since the pandemic began.. There are now 581 active cases of the disease in the state.

No new deaths were reported Sunday. That number stands at 140.

Eight people with the disease are currently being hospitalized, according to the center. One of those individuals is in critical care.

The next Maine CDC briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

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.

Public health experts in Maine say cases of chickenpox and whooping cough are falling in the state, but the number of children receiving immunizations for the diseases and others is still lower than it should be.

The rate of kindergarten-age children whose parents obtained religious or philosophical exemptions for them was 5.6% in the school year that ended in June. The Portland Press Herald reports that was the same rate as the previous school year.

Oxford County Middle School / via Facebook

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.

Maine Reports 20 Additional COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Sep 25, 2020
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.

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

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.

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