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Sanford had 61 new cases of Covid-19 in the week ending January 24, and Springvale had 14, for a total of 75 new cases in our community. The numbers of new cases have now dropped two weeks in a row, after the post-holiday surge. There have been a total of 864 cases of Covid-19 in Sanford since the pandemic began, and 213 more in Springvale, for a total of 1,077.

Sanford/Springvale continues to lead the state in percentage of our residents who have been infected with the virus, 5.1%. Portland is next at 4.8%.

There have been 1,517 new cases of Covid-19 in York County in the two-week period ending January 24.

If you are at least 70 years old, you may register to receive your Covid-19 vaccine in Sanford, by calling MaineHealth at (877) 780-7545. You do not need to be a MaineHealth patient to qualify. If you are under 70 years of age, you may pre-register at the same number.

At his press briefing on Tuesday, January 26, Dr. Nirav Shah of Maine CDC warned of telephone scams targeting seniors. MaineHealth will NOT ask for your social security number. If you are waiting for a call back from MaineHealth, the number they call from will be (877) 780-7545.

York Hospital is also offering Covid vaccinations at their Kittery location, but there is no pre-registration process, you have to register at the right time when they have some vaccine available. Currently, they expect to reopen registrations on their website, yorkhospital.com/vaccines/, on February 2 at noon.

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