1 Mainer dies and 49 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine

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Another Mainer has died and 49 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Maine, health officials said Saturday.

The latest death, a man older than 80 from York County, brings the statewide total to 146. Nearly all deaths have been in Mainers over age 60.

Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 5,913. Of those, 5,283 have been confirmed positive, while 630 were classified as “probable cases,” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency revised Friday’s cumulative total to 5,864, down from 5,865, meaning there was an increase of 46 cases today over Friday’s report, state data show. As the Maine CDC continues to investigate previously reported cases, some are determined to have not been the coronavirus, or coronavirus cases not involving Mainers. Those are removed from the state’s cumulative total.

New cases were reported in Androscoggin (2), Cumberland (18), Kennebec (3), Knox (2), Lincoln (2), Penobscot (1), Sagadahoc (1), Somerset (2), Waldo (7) and York (14) counties.

The seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 34.1, up from 27.1 a month ago.



Eleven people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon, with five of those people in critical care. One person was on a ventilator. So far, 467 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, …

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