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The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported two new coronavirus outbreaks in Auburn and one in Portland on Friday.
The two outbreaks in Auburn were reported at Happy Haven LLC, a residential facility that serves adults with intellectual disabilities and at a Procter & Gamble facility that manufactures tampons. Milestone Recovery, a nonprofit shelter in Portland, is the site of the latest outbreak in Cumberland County, the hardest-hit one in the state.
The three new outbreaks make up a total of 15 new cases, seven of which are at the manufacturing facility, three at the Auburn residential facility and five at the shelter in Portland, according to Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah. Officials representing the outbreak sites did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Residential facilities and congregate living settings have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus in Maine, with over a dozen reported outbreaks over the last two months. There are currently 37 recorded outbreaks of COVID-19, most of them in long-term care facilities, which account for 670 out of 1,951 confirmed cases and 48 out of 84 COVID-19 deaths, according to Maine CDC spokesperson Robert Long.
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