Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020



1. The United States coronavirus cases near 1 Million. America’s death toll stands at more than 54,800. That’s more than a quarter of all deaths worldwide. (CNN)

2. As of Sunday’s Maine CDC briefing no more Mainers have died from coronavirus-related complications, keeping the total to 50. There have been 25 new confirmed cases bringing the states total to 1,015. 159 people have been hospitalized. 532 Mainers have recovered. (WGME)

3. One analysis puts Maine in the No. 1 spot among states likely to experience severe economic fallout from the pandemic. Maine’s economy including Restaurants, hotels, shops and tourist attractions) is more dependent on social interaction than the rest of the country. In addition Maine’s high percentage of older residents are more likely to get severely ill and die. (PRESS HERALD)

4. Celebrating the work first responders and medical professionals are doing during the pandemic. Allagash Brewing Company in Portland is offering $1 12-packs for anyone with a medical ID starting today through – May 3. All of those proceeds will go to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. (PRESS HERALD)

5. Soon after the NFL draft ended Saturday, Former University of Maine wide receiver/kick returner Earnest Edwards signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams. Clay Cordasco, a former Sacopee Valley High player who played on the offensive line at Oregon State the last two years, signed a free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. (PRESS HERALD)

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