New COVID-19 infections top 400 for second time in Maine, 7 deaths reported
Hancock County death toll grows to six
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - For the second time this week, new COVID-19 cases in Maine topped 400. The Maine CDC reported 406 new infections and seven new deaths Wednesday.
Two more people from Hancock County passed away with the coronavirus - a man is his 80s and a woman in her 90s - marking five deaths there in December.
There was only one death reported in Hancock County between March and November.
There were two deaths in Cumberland County, one in York, and two in Androscoggin, including a man in his 100s.
Total deaths are now at 246.
Here’s the full information from the Maine CDC:
- A man in his 100s from Androscoggin County
- A man in his 80s from Cumberland County
- A woman in her 90s from Hancock County
- A man in his 80s from Hancock County
- A woman in her 80s from Androscoggin County
- A man in his 80s from Cumberland Count
- A man in his 50s from York County
Nearly 14,500 Mainers have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Active cases now stand at 3,870.
Recoveries increased by 91 to 10,338.
All counties except Knox reported an increase of cases on Wednesday.
Cumberland County had the highest new infections with 100. Among the others, Penobscot County is reporting 47 more, Kennebec County is reporting 44 more, Aroostook County is reporting 18 more and Hancock County has 15 more.
Washington, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Piscataquis counties are only reporting one new case each.
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