Maine Center for Disease Control

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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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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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The Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that it is launching a pilot project with Mount Desert Island Hospital to alert people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 by out-of-state travelers.

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Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor says it is receiving an increasing number of phone calls from out-of-state visitors who tested for COVID-19 before they came to Maine, then found out they were positive after they arrived. At least one other hospital says it's getting similar calls. These cases aren't captured in state data, and it is raising concerns among some hospital officials that Maine's relatively low case count could take an upswing.

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As of Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will no longer receive data from hospitals related to COVID-19. The Trump administration has instead directed hospitals to report that data to a private portal on the federal Health and Human Services website. The change is raising concerns about transparency. And though federal officials are touting it as a way to streamline data collection, some Maine hospitals say it's more burdensome.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting another death associated with COVID-19, a woman in her 80s from Penobscot County.  Another 26 cases COVID-19 have also been reported, bringing the number of cases diagnosed since the pandemic's onset to 3,486.

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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.

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Gov. Janet Mills on Monday unveiled an alternative to her 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state visitors. The change comes as the state also announced that it will soon quadruple its testing capacity for the novel coronavirus.

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

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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.

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As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maine and other states appears to plateau, scientists and public health experts are looking for ways to track people who may have had it and recovered. One way is with antibody tests, which are used to determine infections and, potentially, who may have immunity to the disease. But the antibody tests now being offered in Maine and elsewhere are far from conclusive.

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Updated April 10, 2020 at 4:49 p.m. ET.

Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Nirav Shah announced Friday afternoon that a woman in her 80s from Sagadahoc County has died from COVID-19, bringing the total in the state to 17.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control says it has received only a small fraction of its order for a new rapid test for COVID-19. The shortfall presents a new challenge for public health officials who had hoped to expand testing capacity for at-risk people and conserve personal protective equipment for health care workers.

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Updated March 30, 2020 at 12:58 p.m. ET.

Maine now has 275 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, 22 more since yesterday. That's according to Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Nirav Shah.

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The first presumptive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has been identified in Maine.


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