Bradley Mattes, associate nurse leader at Central Maine Medical Center, questions patients at the emergency entrance to the hospital, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Lewiston. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

Read our March 14 evening update for the most recent information.

As of 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, two Maine residents have tested presumptive positive for the coronavirus, according to state health officials.

Here’s a roundup of today’s COVID-19 news in Maine and New England, as of 8 a.m. To read all of our coverage, click here.

— Do you want to get tested for COVID-19? Here’s how to go about it.

— 10 Mount Desert Island schools will close for two weeks.

— Many stores are running low on cleaning supplies. BDN writer Sam Schipani rounded up some guidelines on making your own supplies at home.

— Although some individual sugarhouses have cancelled, Maine Maple Sunday is still set to continue as planned on Sunday, March 22.

— Small businesses across the state are closing in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. They don’t know yet how severely the loss of business will impact them.

— BDN writer Emily Burnham presents six ways to stay entertained while practicing social distancing.

— Demand and price for Maine lobster is dropping, taking a toll on the industry.

— The BDN has been compiling questions about the coronavirus submitted by our readers. You can find the answers to those questions here.

— The Maine CDC set up a coronavirus hotline. The hotline is available by calling 211 or 1-866-811-5695. It can also be reached by texting your zipcode to 898-211 or emailing

— Throughout the rest of New England, Massachusetts has 123 confirmed cases, Rhode Island has 14, Connecticut has 11, New Hampshire has six, and Vermont has two.

— Nationwide, there are 2,195 cases and 49 deaths from coronavirus as of Thursday evening, according to The New York Times.

This map shows the latest number of positive test results for the coronavirus, by state.

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