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Maine’s hospitals and small businesses will receive more than $2 million in federal aid to help with the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded more than $1.1 million to support the hospitals, Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said Tuesday. The senators said the money will provide support for front-line medical professionals.
The money will be used to train the workforce, expand telemedicine and buy supplies, the senators said.
The senators also announced that four councils of governments and development commissions will receive a total of $1.6 million in federal support. The money is intended to help with revitalization of small businesses, the senators said.
Maine officials have reported more than 3,400 cases of the virus. The state has also reported 110 deaths due to the virus.