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Health officials are investigating a possible coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care facility in Auburn.
A Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson told the Sun Journal that the agency is conducting an investigation at John F. Murphy Homes, which serves adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
So far, 120 residents and 63 staffers at five long-term care facilities across the state have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Maine CDC. That accounts for about a fifth of all cases in the state.
As of Tuesday, there have been 888 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in all of Maine’s counties, including 36 in Androscoggin County, where the Auburn facility is located.
An update on the Auburn investigation is expected later on Wednesday, according to the Sun Journal.