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Portland’s Preble Street social service agency wants to convert its longtime daytime drop-in center in the city’s Bayside neighborhood into a 24-hour “wellness” shelter with 40 beds.

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Maine's COVID-19 case load grew to 4,903 overnight, a net increase of 40 since Sunday.  The death toll remained unchanged, at 136.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting another death associated with COVID-19, a woman in her 80s from Somerset County. There have been 136 COVID-19 related deaths in the state.

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While Maine has maintained one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 in the country, it made national headlines earlier this year for having one of the highest positivity rates for Black and African American people.

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The city of Sanford is beefing up face-covering requirements in the wake of four outbreaks of COVID-19 in the southern York County community.

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The state is still advising that schools in York County should add extra precautions and reconsider full, in-person classes this fall.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 32 additional cases of COVID-19 Friday.

No new deaths were reported Friday. That number stands at 134.

There are 467 active cases in the state. Ten people with the disease are currently hospitalized. Six of those individuals are in intensive care and five are on ventilators.

The next state CDC briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 15.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Like many Maine parents, Amanda Hutter was left without a safety net when schools closed and switched to remote learning this spring. Her son is autistic and has behavioral challenges. Without access to special needs child care, Hutter was forced to leave her job in order to support him.

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The Sanford City Council will consider a mask ordinance Thursday night.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the state has logged 4,760 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic's onset, an increase of 26 since Wednesday. The death tally remained unchanged at 134.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's total number of COVID-19 cases tallied since the pandemic's onset has reached 4,734, a net increase of 21 since Tuesday.  The death toll remained unchanged at 134.

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Researchers at the Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory say experiments involving so-called "mighty mice" conducted aboard the International Space Station earlier this year could help NASA find ways to prevent muscle and bone loss in astronauts on long space flights.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting a net increase of 12 COVID-19 cases overnight. That brings the state's total since the pandemic's onset to 4,713.  The death tally remained unchanged at 134.

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The Maine CDC has reported 19 additional COVID-19 cases in the state on Monday.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting another 15 cases of COVID-19 over yesterday’s total case number.

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