Maine sees third-highest daily COVID-19 case count, two new deaths
Maine CDC reporting 234 new cases of coronavirus Friday
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Maine CDC reported 234 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That’s the third-highest single day increase since the pandemic started.
Two more people have died with the coronavirus - a woman in her 70s in Somerset County and a man in his 80s in Androscoggin County.
The death toll now stands at 173.
Overall, there are 9,958 total cases of COVID-19 in our state since the pandemic began in March.
Currently there are 2,195 active cases and 7,590 recoveries.
The Maine CDC reports there are 49 COVID-19 patients in critical care as of Thursday, November 19th.
As of October 19th, there were zero patients in critical care in Maine.
15 of Maine’s 16 counties reported new cases Friday.
York County had the largest increase with 44 new cases, followed by Cumberland at 43.
Penobscot County is reporting 25 new cases. Somerset County has 17 new cases and Piscataquis County has four new cases.
The only county not showing an increase is Sagadahoc, which is actually showing one less case Friday compared to Thursday.
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