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Maine starts the day with 3,870 active cases of COVID-19. 10,338 of the 14,454 cases recovered according to WABI. There have been 246 deaths.

Dr. Shah of the Maine CDC says the vaccine will not mean an end to the pandemic and that Mainers still need to take precautions according to WABI.

Leaders of Maine hospitals Maine General, Central Maine Health, and Northern Light Health “plead with Mainers to wear masks, wash their hands and socially distance as the pandemic continues” according to centralmaine.com.

Shortages in staffing are becoming an issues for Maine hospitals as the COVID-19 patients are increasing according to centralmaine.com.

Maine has a new Pandemic Relief Program for unemployed Mainers whose federal benefits are getting ready to run out according to WABI.

Augusta’s child care program is shutting down entirely until the end of the month according to centralmaine.com.

The redevelopment of the old medical buildings on Desden Ave into housing is moving ahead according to centralmaine.com.

Maine woman could be headed to the moon according to centralmaine.com.

Two small earthquakes happened early yesterday along the Maine/Canadian border according to WABI.

Kennebec County has its first recreational use marijuana store according to centralmaine.com.

Local, College, Professional sports scoreboard: NE Patriots and Los Angeles play Thursday.



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