Maine CDC reports 30 more Mainers have died as a result of COVID-19
Saturday marks one of the deadliest day of the pandemic here in Maine.
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Another 30 Mainers have died as a result of coronavirus.
The 30 additional deaths reported Saturday include one resident of Androscoggin County, four residents of Aroostook County, five residents of Cumberland County, two residents of Hancock County, one resident of Kennebec County, four residents of Oxford County, eight residents of Penobscot County, and five residents of York County.
15 of the people who died were women, while 15 were men.
23 of the additional deaths reported were confirmed through review of vital records.
The deaths all occurred since Dec. 24, 2020.
507 people have now died as a result of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The Maine CDC is reporting 444 new cases of the virus.
Total cases top 33,000.
There are 27,249 confirmed cases.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Friday that 20% of all the hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic have happened in the past month.
York County saw nearly 100 new cases overnight with 97.
Cumberland County has 85 new cases.
Penobscot and Kennebec counties are each reporting 63 new cases.
As of Saturday, the Maine CDC is reporting 74,805 people have received a coronavirus vaccine.
63,268 have received the first dose, while 11, 537 people have received the second dose.
The next Maine CDC briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19 at 2 p.m.
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