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Maine CDC reports 178 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

For the first time in more than two weeks, new case counts drop below 200.
Maine CDC data as of 5-15-21
Maine CDC data as of 5-15-21(WABI)
Updated: May. 15, 2021 at 8:38 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Two residents of Cumberland County and one resident of Penobscot County are the latest to die with coronavirus.

One was a woman, while two were men.

All were age 80 or older.

One of these deaths is not reflected in Saturday’s update. It will be reflected in Sunday’s data update.

The state death toll is now at 801.

For the first time in more than two weeks, new case counts drop below 200.

The Maine CDC is reporting 178 cases of coronavirus Saturday.

Total cases top 65,500.

More than 48,000 cases are confirmed.

Kennebec County is recording 29 new cases.

Penobscot County has 21.

Waldo County is showing a dozen new cases.

Maine CDC data as of 5-15-21
Maine CDC data as of 5-15-21(WABI)

The Maine CDC says nearly 47% of Mainers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

1,298,549 coronavirus vaccinations have been administered.

Of those, 668,625 people have received their first shot. That covers 49.74% of the state’s population.

629,924 people have received their final dose. That covers 46.86% of the state’s population.

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