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Maine reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with nearly half – 14 – occurring in York County, an area of several recent outbreaks. There were no additional deaths.
Meanwhile, in Cumberland County, Maine’s most populous county, only two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Thursday. After adjusting for previously probable COVID-19 cases that turned out to be negative, Maine had a net increase of 26 cases on Thursday.
Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine CDC director, will brief the media at 2 p.m. today.
Posters from the State Theatre letting customers know where they can find updates hang in the window of the now permanently closed Port City Music Hall in downtown Portland on Monday, August 31. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer
Since the pandemic began, Maine has tracked 4,760 cases of COVID-19, and 134 deaths.
Of the 23 new cases announced Wednesday, 14 were in York County, which is dealing with several active outbreaks that Shah called “deeply concerning” on Tuesday.
York County’s seven-day rolling average of new confirmed cases hit an all-time high of 13 per day on Wednesday, a per-capita rate nearly quadruple that of Cumberland County and far and away the highest in the state. Last week, the state downgraded York County’s readiness for …
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