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Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Another 35 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine overnight, but no new deaths were reported for the second day in a row.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Another 42 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine overnight, but no new deaths from the disease. The total number of cases since the pandemic's onset now stands at 2,878, and the death tally at 102.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Another person died overnight and 17 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine, bringing the total number of cases to 2,836 and deaths to 102 since the pandemic began.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 since Monday, the lowest daily tally since April 27. That brings the total number of cases to 2,819. No new deaths were reported.

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PORTLAND, Maine - The American Red Cross says it will test all blood donations for coronavirus antibodies.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public File

The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting an additional  2,793 confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 36 cases since Saturday.

The number of deaths in the state remains at 100. In Maine, 2,173 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public File

The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting 36 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed and presumptive positive cases in the state to 2,757.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting its biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since late May.

Senior advocates, including one from Maine, told a U.S. Senate committee chaired by Sen. Susan Collins that COVID-19 has sharpened the focus on the needs of elders.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Another 30 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Maine since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak's onset to 2,667.  But the death tally remains at 100 so far.

A U.S. District Court Judge in Bangor has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Maine Family Planning against the Trump administration's so-called "gag rule."

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

Maine has now diagnosed 2,637 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic's onset, 31 more cases than Tuesday. The death toll remains at 100, the same as Tuesday.

Immigrant communities in Maine are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, because many immigrants live in close quarters with a large number of family members, and because many are essential workers.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

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.

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