Another Mainer dies as 217 new coronavirus cases are reported across Maine

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Another Mainer has died as health officials on Thursday reported 217 new coronavirus cases across the state.

Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 9,734. Of those, 8,732 have been confirmed positive, while 1,002 were classified as “probable cases,” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency revised Wednesday’s cumulative total to 9,517, down from 9,519, meaning there was a net increase of 215 over the previous day’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. The Bangor Daily News reports on the number of new cases reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, rather than the increase of daily cumulative cases.

New cases were reported in Androscoggin (21), Aroostook (1), Cumberland (50), Franklin (9), Hancock (4), Kennebec (11), Knox (2), Lincoln (10), Oxford (15), Penobscot (39), Sagadahoc (5), Somerset (5), Waldo (2), Washington (10) and York (31) counties, state data show. Information about where an additional two cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.

Only one county — Piscataquis — reported no new cases.

The seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 194.3, up from 193.3 …

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