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Five more Mainers with COVID-19 have died, and the state Center for Disease Control added another 252 cases of the disease on Wednesday.

Several social service agencies in Portland are holding clinics to vaccinate homeless residents over the age of 50.

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With a large increase in vaccine doses this week, Maine CDC officials say now is the best time for residents over age 50 to get their shot.

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The heated debate over whether nurses at Maine’s largest hospital should form a union is coming to a head this month, as ballots go out to more than 1,500 nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland beginning Monday evening.

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Maine has surpassed 50,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control has added 197 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor is receiving more than $10 million from the federal government to expand its COVID-19 response.

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The first case of a coronavirus variant originally discovered in Brazil has now been detected in Maine.

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A recent outbreak of COVID-19 at the Maine State Prison in Warren has prompted ten lawmakers to call on Gov. Janet Mills to prioritize the vaccination of incarcerated residents.

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Maine will receive a significant increase in vaccine allocations next week.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

The state of Maine launched a new COVID-19 vaccine registration website yesterday.

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MaineHealth Care at Home has begun vaccinating homebound patients against COVID-19.

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As Maine expands vaccine eligibility to those over 50 on Tuesday, state officials say a large percentage of older Mainers have already been vaccinated.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control has added 178 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and no new deaths.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

One more Mainer has died with COVID-19 — a man in his 60s from Kennebec County, according to the state Center for Disease Control.

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