April 28: COVID-19 Updates & Other Things You Need to Know
Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....
Some type of stay at home order is expected to be extended in Maine according to WABI.
More should be announced today; the current order end Thursday.
Hobby Lobby will be reopening the Waterville, Auburn, and Bangor stores according to the Bangor Daily News. They have been deemed essential because they sell fabric that can be used to make face-masks.
Maine is the only state in New England not releasing COVID-19 numbers for communities according to the Bangor Daily News.
Some Maine airports, including Augusta, are getting federal money for some improvements according to US News.
Maine’s 2020 moose hunting permit lottery will happen only online according to US News.
The Maine Forest Service knows in spring people like to burn the old brush, but remember to get a burn permit and be careful to prevent wildfires according to WABI.
An NYC doctor heading up an emergency department took her own life last weekend according to the BBC.
Calls to poison control hotlines have seen an increase in calls about disinfectants according to the BBC.
A 101-year-old woman from New York survived the Spanish flu pandemic as a baby and now has survived COVID-19 according to WABI.
COVID-19: COVID-19 world map from John Hopkins University
County by county coronavirus count from centralmaine.com.
549 of the 1,023 cases of COVID-19 have recovered and we have seen 51 deaths according to WABI.