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WATCH: 23 New Confirmed Cases And 2 More Deaths Due To COVID-19 In Maine


Updated April 9, 2020 at 1:01 p.m. ET.

Ten residents and three staff members at the Tall Pines retirement and assisted living facility in Belfast have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control, Dr. Nirav Shah made the announcement during his daily press briefing Thursday.

"As we've learned more about the evolution of the number of cases there, our infection control team has been on the phone with Tall Pines, giving them guidance on how to keep residents safe."

Shah says the CDC has also shipped personal protective equipment to the facility, which is now a top priority for the agency.

Maine has 560 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16 deaths, two more deaths since Wednesday. One hundred-five people have been hospitalized, and more than 200 people have recovered.

Piscataquis County remains the only county in Maine without a confirmed case.

Shah also said 13 Maine residents have tested positive in another state. "In addition, there are 17 individuals whose address of permanent residence is in another state who have also tested positive in Maine."


Confirmed cases are officially recorded in each person's state of residence. 


This post will be updated.