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Maine pandemic: zip-code data released; hospitalizations, testing updates

In this week of civil rights protests, police violence, and militarized deployments in major cities it’s been hard to remember there’s a deadly, once-in-a-century pandemic going on, but amazingly there… Read more »

Covid hospitalizations return to peak levels in Southern Maine

The number of Covid-19 inpatients at Portland’s major hospitals returned to the peak levels of early April last week, data collected directly from Maine’s hospitals show. York County’s largest hospital… Read more »

Exclusive: pandemic appears resurgent in southern Maine

To kick off your Memorial Day weekend unpleasantly, I have this story in today’s Portland Press Herald showing that Covid-19 has been having a clear resurgence in two of Maine’s… Read more »

Maine Covid-19 hospitalizations contine to fall for third week

In the absence of widespread testing, its difficult to know if trends in new pandemic cases are an indication of the actual spread of the disease, or if the ups… Read more »

Allocations of N95 masks from federal stockpile weren’t distributed to states on per capita basis

As states have scrounged for supplies of N95 masks and other critical personal protective equipment, federal authorities have repeatedly said the state-by-state allocations from the Strategic National Stockpile were made… Read more »

Covid-19 hospitalizations in much of Maine have flattened

The effort to “flatten the curve” is literally an attempt to reduce the spread of the pandemic so as to prevent a sudden spike in critically ill patients that overwhelms… Read more »