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On Monday, Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced new rules for tourists coming to Maine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of abiding by a 14-day quarantine, visitors seeking lodging will need to certify that they've had at least one negative COVID-19 test - with some exceptions.

Maine's COVID-19 death toll rose overnight by three to 98, as another 36 cases of the disease were diagnosed, for a total since the outbreak's onset of 2,482.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control has released COVID-19 case data by zip code for the first time since the outbreak began in March, making it the last state in New England to do so.

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The  Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 28 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, for a total of 2,446 since the outbreak began.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and another death that bring the total number of fatalities to 95 and cases to 2,418.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Maine's death toll from COVID-19 has now reached 94, five more than Monday, as 28 new cases were diagnosed overnight. That's according to Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Nirav Shah, who reported at a media briefing in Augusta Tuesday that Maine has identified a total of 2,377 cases of the disease since the outbreak's onset.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

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.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 2,325 cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 43 in the state.

No new deaths were reported. Eighty-nine people have died in the state in connection with COVID-19.

This post will be updated.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

All seven workers at the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) who had exhibited COVID-19 symptoms Thursday have tested negative for the disease.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 37 new cases of COVID-19 and another death, a woman in her 80s from Cumberland County. This total number of people associated with COVID-19 who have died is 85.

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Rhode Island-based CVS Health will offer tests for COVID-19 at four pharmacy drive-up sites in Maine beginning Friday.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

On a day when the Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 52 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths, state officials were forced to deal with the possibility that the virus has infected part of its response team.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control Thursday is reporting 52 more cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths, for a total of 84.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Two more people with COVID-19 have died in Maine, bringing the total number of deaths to 81.

Maine Public File

The Maine Brewers' Guild, the trade association representing nearly every brewery in the state, is challenging the methodology that will allow restaurants to reopen June 1 but require bars and breweries to wait another month, even if they have ample outdoor seating for customers.

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