Jack Wright, 4, and other children play on the playground at Fairmount Park Wednesday morning after Bangor Parks and Recreation removed the caution tape that had been used to close the city playgrounds to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Another Mainer has died as health officials on Wednesday reported 17 more coronavirus cases in the state.

There have now been 2,836 cases across all of Maine’s counties since the outbreak began here in March, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 2,819 on Tuesday.

Of those, 2,509 have been confirmed positive, while 327 are likely positive, according to the Maine CDC.

The latest death involved a resident of Cumberland County, bringing the statewide death toll to 102.

So far, 323 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 27 people are currently hospitalized, with 10 in critical care and five on ventilators.

Meanwhile, 2,275 people have fully recovered from the virus, meaning there are 459 active and likely cases in the state, according to the Maine CDC. That’s down from 485 on Tuesday.

Here’s the latest on the impact and Maine.

—“The United States and Canada have extended the border closure until July 21. The border between the two countries has been closed to noncommercial and nonemergency traffic since mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19 between the two countries.” — Alexander MacDougall, Houlton Pioneer Times

— “Maine lags behind New England neighbors when it comes to allocating the largest chunk of the coronavirus relief funding from the federal government as it lobbies for more flexibility and money to address blooming shortfalls across state and local government. More than $1 billion received as part of a March stimulus package has yet to be designated, though the administration of Gov. Janet Mills has given clues about some of its top priorities amid criticism for not moving faster and a bailout request from the hospitality industry.” — Jessica Piper, BDN

—“More than three months after the coronavirus first arrived in Maine, the state seems to be turning a corner in its response to the serious public health threat that has now killed more than 100 people, caused dozens of outbreaks in nursing homes and other facilities, and upended the economy. So how concerned should Mainers who have been stuck at home for months be about catching COVID-19 as they venture back out into public?” — Charles Eichacker, BDN

— “This Hermon company’s work dried up when coronavirus hit. Now it’s making masks for the long run.” — Emily Burnham, BDN

— “A displaced cruise ship docked at the nation’s rural northeastern tip is big enough to hold the host community’s entire population. The Oceania Riviera, which is temporarily residing in Eastport, population 1,300, provides an example of the lengths cruise companies are going through to find places for ships with nowhere to go during the coronavirus pandemic.” — The Associated Press

— As of Wednesday evening, the coronavirus has sickened 2,157,768 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 117,622 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

— Elsewhere in New England, there have been 7,734 coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts, 4,219 in Connecticut, 876 in Rhode Island, 326 in New Hampshire and 55 in Vermont.