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There are 1,015 coronavirus cases confirmed in all of Maine’s counties, according to Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s an increase of 25 cases since Saturday.
The statewide death toll remains at 50.
The three deaths reported on Saturday involve three women older than 80 from Androscoggin, Franklin and Waldo counties.
So far, 159 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 39 people are currently hospitalized in the state, with 19 in critical care and seven on ventilators, according to the Maine CDC.
Here is the latest on the coronavirus and its impact on Maine.
— Here’s what we know about the Mainers who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
— More than 400,000 Maine residents have already received economic impact payments from the federal government. Here’s what to do if you haven’t received any.
— Lawmakers want more answers from the state’s labor commissioner about the cause of the delay in rolling out new unemployment benefits. The Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee will meet next week to discuss ongoing problems with the system.
— While nature is a great source of entertainment for kids, sometimes they need a little encouragement to stay engaged and keep moving along a trail. Hiking games can help.
— Schools across Maine began switching to online learning in mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Community college instructors Jennifer Graham and Lynne Nelson Manion shared tips from their soon-to-be published guidebook, “Online Survival Guide: Navigating the Terrain of Online Education.”
— Opinion: “The bottom line is that as we start to emerge from lockdown in the coming weeks — or days, depending on where in the United States you live — it’s wise to continue to be careful about exposure and to understand that what think we know about our personal risk from the coronavirus may be wrong,” writes Mariel Garza, editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times.
— The federal government recommends that everyone — regardless of whether or not they are sick — wear a face mask in public in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s how to make your own.
— We’ve compiled our tips and guidance on how to thrive while sheltering in place during this unprecedented time.
— As of 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the coronavirus has sickened 939,249 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as caused 53,934 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
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