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As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, there are now 586 confirmed cases of new coronavirus spread across 15 counties in Maine, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of these patients, 111 were hospitalized at some point during their illness and 246 recovered.

The Maine virus death toll has risen to 17.

[Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county]

The only county with no confirmed cases is Piscataquis.

Here is the latest information on coronavirus and Maine.

– Coronavirus is spread in Penobscot County through community transmission, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Friday. Two other Maine counties, Cumberland and York, have also confirmed community transmission.

– Governor Janet Mills officially moved the primaries from June 9 in Maine to July 14 Friday and postponed all election deadlines by one month on Friday.

—Multiple nursing homes and retirement communities in Maine have experienced outbreaks in recent days. A community of retirees in Falmouth has 11 cases of coronavirus, another in Belfast has 22 and an establishment in Augusta has four.

– Here is what we know from the Mainers who tested positive for the coronavirus.

– Two Maine men convicted on multiple charges in the state’s most sophisticated marijuana grow operation have been released from federal prison, in part because of the coronavirus epidemic.

– The discovery that the coronavirus is spread in three different long-term care communities in Maine has raised new concerns among staff, administrators and residents of similar facilities across the state.

– Due to coronavirus-related decrease in the number of cars and trucks on Maine roads, pavement and bridge repair teams now have more flexibility as to when they can work, says transportation official of State.

– New law in Maine requires cable companies to prorate costs when a customer disconnects service.

– US Senator Tim Scott, RS.C., fought to ensure places of worship, as well as non-profit organizations, were eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program, a federal initiative to keep small businesses afloat during home stay orders.

– “There are several useful tools that can help all of us understand the basics – most importantly, when to ask for tests and treatment for COVID-19, how to take care of yourself and your family members at home, and when go to the hospital if you become seriously ill, ”writes guest opinion columnist Dr. Lisa Letourneau, clinical advisor to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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– “The first line of control should come from Congress, but most of the members are at home because of the coronavirus,” wrote the BDN editorial board in today’s editorial.

– Here’s what you need to know about wearing a mask in public during the virus epidemic.

-At 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, the coronavirus made 501,615 people sick in the 50 states, the district of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Island of the United States, and caused 18,777 death, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

— Elsewhere in New England, there were 20,974 cases and 599 deaths in Massachusetts, 10,538 cases and 448 deaths in Connecticut, 2,015 cases and 49 deaths in Rhode Island, 679 cases and 24 deaths in Vermont and 885 cases and 22 deaths in New Hampshire, according to the New York Times.

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