Bangor, Maine News Update: July 29, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 27 more people who have recovered. Two people in their 70’s have died, a man from Androscoggin County and a woman from Lincoln County. Officials say 882 healthcare workers have contracted the virus since its onset, 815 have recovered, and no healthcare workers have passed away.
Maine Marine Patrol officials say the shark responsible for a fatal attack off Bailey Island on Monday was a Great White. 63-year-old Julie Dimperio Holowach of New York was swimming with her daughter about 20 yards from shore when she was attacked. Now, swimming is restricted to waist-deep or shallower water at Popham Beach and Reid State Park and Fox Island is totally off-limits.
A manhunt in Wilton ended late Tuesday morning when police caught up to a Massachusetts fugitive who had been at large since fleeing a traffic stop on Monday morning. Police say Derell Guy was found in the town of Carthage, about 6 miles from the traffic stop. He’s charged with being a fugitive from justice, and awaits extradition to Massachusetts where he’s charged with armed robbery and murder.
Mainers are being urged not to plant unsolicited packages of seeds that are being sent from China. Some people who have ordered seeds on Amazon have also received the white packages displaying Chinese lettering and the words ‘China Post.’ Anyone receiving one of these packages should contact the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.
The Maine CDC is encouraging residents to get a flu shot, as soon as they’re available, which should be any day now. Officials say they don’t know what this year’s flu season will look like, so Mainers should start taking precautions now, to minimize its effects.
Good Shepherd Food Bank has partnered with the Maine Discovery Museum to provide free meals to kids. Every Tuesday and Thursday through August 21st, folks can pick up three breakfasts and three lunch meals. Adults can pick up the meals for their children and don’t have to have the kids with them.