AUGUSTA- Maine CDC officials reported the second and third deaths caused by COVID-19 in the state on Sunday.
The individuals were a man and woman from Cumberland County.
The man was in his 60’s and the woman in her 80’s.
This brings the total deaths into the state to three.
The man in his 60’s was a long time employee of the Maine DOT.
Both Governor Mills and Maine DOT Commissioner Bruce Van Note issued statements.
“Those who serve the people of Maine in State government are not only dedicated public servants, they are family. Today, I am saddened to say that we have lost a member of that family,” said Governor Mills. “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. Please know that we share in your grief, and we support you.”
“Our entire Maine DOT family mourns this tragic loss,” said Van Note. “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 statement from Mill’s office said the employee traveled but did not return back to work afterwards.
CDC officials say the risk to other Maine DOT employees is low.