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5 new deaths, 574 newly recorded coronavirus cases in Maine

Fourth day in a row that cases in our state top the 500-mark
Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 8:42 AM EDT
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Newly recorded cases of coronavirus in Maine according to CDC
Newly recorded cases of coronavirus in Maine according to CDC(WABI TV)

Maine (WABI) - Just one day after the director of the Maine CDC sounded the warning about a rise on coronavirus cases, Maine is, again, seeing numbers in the 500s as well as five new deaths.

The CDC is reporting 574 newly recorded cases. That also brings our average new case count to 447 in the last week.

Two people from Androscoggin County, one individual from Somerset, one from Kennebec and one from York County died with the virus. We do not know their ages or gender.

Three of the deaths are a result of a review of vital records and happened within the first week in April.

In all 763 people have died in Maine.

There are now 56,525 cases of coronavirus in Maine since last March.

Of those, 42,578 are confirmed by the Maine CDC.

34 patients are in critical care. 13 are on ventilators.

County by county breakdown of newly recorded coronavirus cases in Maine
County by county breakdown of newly recorded coronavirus cases in Maine(WABI TV)

Kennebec County showing 70 new cases, they are now above the five-thousand mark for overall cases.

Somerset County with 30 new cases, Franklin County showing 23 and Penobscot County adding 17.

Androscoggin County recording more than 200 new cases.

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