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As of Tuesday morning, there were now 499 confirmed cases of new corona virus spread in 15 Maine states, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
No new deaths were reported by the Maine CDC on Monday, bringing the total to 10. In addition, 92 Maine residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus, while 158 others have fully recovered from it. . .
This is the latest about coronavirus and its effects in Maine.
– CDC Maine will provide an update on coronavirus in Maine today. BDN will broadcast a briefing.
—Only one area – Piscataquis – has no definite cases of viruses, even though it might be there. The lack of confirmed cases is likely the result of low population density in the district and limited testing for viruses that have completely obscured coronavirus outbreaks.
– A member of the Maine State Police was tested positive for COVID-19. Members’ duties include working at the Maine Turnpike Weigh Station in York, along the northern track.
– A civil servant at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery died Sunday from complications related to COVID-19, according to WGME. It is unclear whether the deceased was a Maine or New Hampshire resident, which would affect whether the employee was registered as COVID-19 Maine or New Hampshire.
– Bates College will hold start online this year, the college president said Monday.
– A week after Maine’s annual commercial eel fishing season takes place, the price for a profitable catch is their lowest in the last 10 years. Beginning of the Maine Elver season this year delayed to give state fisheries officials time to draft new rules aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19
– The teacher must present learning material differently for special education students, because they don’t need to learn how other students learn.
– Students who study respiratory therapy at Southern Maine Community College get some valuable training at work because of coronavirus.
—Bangor Schools, responding to parents who are overwhelmed with homeschooling and the judgment involved, has moved to a simpler failed pass system for all work brought home.
– “Wearing a mask protects others more than it protects you. In essence, you should wear a mask if you carry a coronavirus and don’t know it yet, ” BDN editorial board writes.
– The Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office in Rockland is expected to open the following Tuesday closed Monday for overall sanitation because an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
– Businesses in Portland are calling for a freeze on rent after several landlords refused to budge. On Monday morning, many had signed a letter to the Portland City Council asking for a freeze on rent coronavirus put them in a difficult situation: Their business is closed, but they have to pay rent unless they get a reprieve from the landlord.
– Mainers looking for unemployment will need to do it in alphabet mode. The Maine Department of Labor said that they were taking steps because of “unprecedented unemployment”.
– Responding to growing concerns that COVID-19 can be transmitted from humans to wildlife, the Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has decided to take extra precautions when handling wild animals and will temporarily stop handling bats for research.
– “Getting a fair and accurate Census count is vital to support those in our community who will struggle to meet the needs in the long shadow of our current crisis, “Robert W. Glover, a professor of political science and appreciation, and Kevin Fitzpatrick, a third-year political science student at the University of Maine , in Today’s guest opinion column.
– Globally, there are 1,359,358 confirmed cases of corona virus and 75,945 deaths. The US has 368,449 confirmed cases with 3,485 deaths in New York City alone, according to John Hopkins University. In New England, New Hampshire has had 715 cases and 9 deaths; Vermont has 543 cases and 23 deaths; Massachusetts has 13,837 cases and 260 deaths; Connecticut has 6,906 cases and 206 deaths; and Rhode Island had 1,082 and 27 deaths, according to New York time.
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