Maine CDC reports 44 new COVID-19 cases, 33 recoveries

COVID-19 stats for Thursday, September 24
COVID-19 stats for Thursday, September 24(WABI)
Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 10:05 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Maine CDC is reporting 44 new cases of coronavirus in our state Thursday.

The overall total is 5,215.

There are no new deaths to report.

33 more people have recovered from the virus for a total of 4,478.

Active cases increased overnight by 11. There are now 597 active cases.

York County once again the largest increase overnight.

18 new cases are being reported there as officials continue to monitor several outbreaks there.

Cumberland County saw the second largest jump with 11 new cases for a total of 2,301.

There are six more active cases there.

Androscoggin and Oxford County are each reporting five new cases.

Kennebec, Penobscot, Aroostook, and Lincoln counties are reporting two new cases or less.

During Thursday’s Maine CDC briefing, Dr. Nirav Shah gave an update on the outbreak at ND Paper Mill in Rumford in Oxford County.

There are two more cases there since last report for a total of 23.

The next round of testing is now underway.

Officials also continue to monitor several outbreaks in York County, including one at Sanford High School.

There are 12 cases there.

District officials say they are partnering with the state to offer free testing at the school starting Friday.

Test results will be returned in about three days.

Maine CDC data for Thursday, September 24
Maine CDC data for Thursday, September 24(WABI)

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