The Maine Center for Disease Control reports two more people have died from COVID-19, including an employee of the MDOT.

A joint statement issued Sunday from the offices of Governor Janet Mills and Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner Bruce Van Note announced the death of an MDOT employee from Cumberland County. The man, who was in his 60's, was a long-time employee of the department who had tested positive for COVID-19. Health officials say the man had never returned from a vacation, putting the risk to other members of the MDOT extremely low.

Governor Mills said, in the release, "I am grateful for his years of service to our state and, on behalf of the people of Maine, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones, as well as our faithful employees at the Maine Department of Transportation and throughout State government during this difficult time."

Commissioner Van Note added, "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to our colleague's family and friends, and we remain forever grateful for his service to the State of Maine."

The name of the MDOT employee and the name and location of the third person to pass away have not been released, due to privacy laws.

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