Bangor, Maine News Update: October 30, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 80 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day jump since the onset of the pandemic. 21 more people have recovered. Health officials say there are 12 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, prompting universal testing and a suspension of visitors access and intake of new prisoners.
Investigators have determined the toxic fumes that sent several New Balance factory employees to the hospital came from a COVID-19 cleaning product. The agent came into contact with equipment that caused an adverse effect. The Skowhegan facility has since reopened.
The city of Ellsworth will begin its winter parking ban this weekend. From November 1st to March 31st, overnight parking is prohibited on Ellsworth city streets for longer than 30 minutes. In addition, no vehicle can be in a place where it obstructs or hinders snow removal, with violators towed at the owners' expense.
Thursday was National Stroke Awareness Day, and Mainers are reminded to keep track of their health, especially their blood pressure, and go to the hospital immediately at any sign of stroke. Symptoms include weakness or numbness in the face or extremities, difficulty speaking, decreased or blurred vision, unexplained loss of balance, and severe headache.
Someone who bought a Megabucks ticket at the Wiscasset Quik Stop is now $3.2 million richer. The Maine State Lottery announced the winning ticket was for the October 28th drawing, and the winners have until a year from that date to claim their prize.
There are T-Rex's walking the streets of Newport, raising money for the local American Legion's community activities. Kimberly Lander came up with the idea for the walkathon, adn added the T-Rex costume when a local business owner offered to add $500 to his donation if she'd do it.