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Maine CDC reports 221 new cases of coronavirus, no new deaths

Currently, there are a 3,041 active cases, an increase in 134 since Saturday.
Maine CDC data for Sunday, December 6
Maine CDC data for Sunday, December 6(WABI)
Published: Dec. 6, 2020 at 8:44 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) -The Maine CDC is reporting 221 new coronavirus cases Sunday.

No new deaths are being reported.

The total number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have died remains at 227.

There have been 1,348 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, there are a 3,041 active cases, an increase in 134 since Saturday.

The Maine CDC is reporting 87 more recoveries for a total of 10,080.

Cumberland County, once again, is reporting the most cases overnight with 76.

York County is reporting 33.

Penobscot County is reporting 30 new cases and 700 recoveries.

Seven of Maine’s sixteen counties saw an increase in double digit cases.

Washington and Piscataquis counties are the only two counties not reporting new cases.

Maine CDC data for Sunday, December 6
Maine CDC data for Sunday, December 6(WABI)

On Friday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah announced a change in quarantine guidance. People who are close contacts of someone with COVID-19 only need to quarantine 10 days instead of 14, Shah said. This advice is aligned with guidance issued from the U.S. CDC earlier this week.

Shah also noted that the surge of new coronavirus cases could get worse before it gets better, as the state may be seeing the first cases stemming from people congregating over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The next Maine CDC briefing is scheduled for Monday, December 7 at 2 p.m.

You can watch on TV5, online, and on our Facebook page.

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