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CDC Reports 2 More Deaths, 24 More Cases Of COVID-19

Robert F. Bukaty
Customers dine on the sidewalk outside Portland Pie, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control Saturday is reporting two more deaths associated with COVID-19, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s, both from Cumberland County. The total number of fatalities in the state stands at 107. 

The CDC is also reporting 24 more cases of the disease.

There have now been 3,397 diagnosed cases in Maine since the first confirmed case in March.

Twenty-seven people are currently being hospitalized for COVID-19, and three of those individuals are on ventilators.

So far, 2,715 people have recovered from COVID-19.

On Thursday, just in time for the July 4 holiday, the Mills administration lifted quarantine restrictions for three states, allowing tourists from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to visit Maine without having to quarantine for two weeks or provide a negative COVID-19 test result.  New Hampshire and Vermont residents were already allowed to visit Maine without those restrictions.

Mills said Maine could reconsider its loosening of visitor requirements and other reopening policies if cases begin to surge again.