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Maine Reports 28 More COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
A worker talks with a customer at Red's Eats, a popular lobster roll stand, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Wiscasset, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control reports that the state's tally of coronavirus cases has risen by 28 since Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic's onset to 3,866.  The tally of deaths remained unchanged at 121.The agency announced Tuesday that it is investigating several workplace outbreaks at the Sappi Paper Mill in Westbrook, Hancock Foods in Ellsworth and at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. The outbreak at CMMC was introduced by a patient from the Marshwood Center nursing home, which also has an outbreak among residents and staff. 

A total of 3,336 Mainers have recovered from the virus, 17 more than Tuesday. That leaves 409 active cases that the state is tracking.

As of Tuesday, 12 people remained hospitalized with the illness, seven of them intensive care. Two people were on ventilators.

The next Maine CDC briefing on the coronavirus is scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m.

Updated 11:34 p.m. Wednesday July 29, 2020