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Number Of State COVID-19 Cases Stands At 3,723, According To Maine CDC

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The Maine CDC Wednesday reported, once again, that there are 3,723 cases of the disease in Maine and 118 deaths.

The Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) Wednesday reported, once again, that there are 3,723 cases of COVID-19 in Maine and 118 deaths.

On Tuesday, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said that a number of probable cases from a summer camp would be removed from the total count Wednesday because further testing revealed they were all negative.

In an email Wednesday, a CDC spokesperson explained that of 25 confirmed cases reported on Tuesday, four were in out-of-staters, leaving a net increase of 21 cases in the state. Three probable cases were also reported, but 24 were taken away, including 19 from the summer camp. This resulted in a net increase of zero.

Right now, the CDC is reporting 389 active cases of the disease in Maine, a decrease of 25 since Tuesday's reported numbers. Ten people with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized, and eight of those individuals are in intensive care.

Updated 2:07 p.m. July 22, 2020