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Maine reports 7 deaths, 591 new COVID-19 cases

Maine COVID-19 statistics, updated Dec. 29
Maine COVID-19 statistics, updated Dec. 29(WABI)
Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 9:23 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Another seven Mainers have died with COVID-19. This, as the Maine CDC reports 591 new cases, the third-highest single-day total.

Two of the deaths recorded today come from Penobscot County, bringing the death toll there to 20. With just seven deaths recorded in Penobscot County back on November 29th, the death toll has nearly tripled in a month.

The other deaths come from Cumberland, where there were two, along with one from each of Androscoggin, Oxford, and York counties.

According to the Maine CDC, the deaths recorded today were those of: a man in his 70s from Androscoggin County, two women in their 80s and 90s from Cumberland County, a woman in her 80s from Oxford County, a woman in her 70s from Penobscot County, a man in his 60s from Penobscot County, and a woman in her 80s from York County.

Total deaths in the state now stand at 333.

There have been 22,909 overall cases in Maine. Of those, 19,582 are confirmed.

Maine COVID-19 statistics by county, updated Dec. 29
Maine COVID-19 statistics by county, updated Dec. 29(WABI)

According to the Maine CDC, recovery numbers are not up-to-date, so we’re no longer able to accurately report active cases. Instead, we’re providing you with new case counts for each county.

Kennebec County has 55 more cases. Penobscot County has 52. Aroostook County has 23.

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