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Another Mainer Dies As State's COVID-19 Case Tally Rises By 12

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Robert F. Bukaty
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Associated Press
A worker at a gift shop regulated the number of customers allowed in the store due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 12 news cases of COVID-19 Monday and one new death, a man in his 50 from Androscoggin  County. The death toll now stands at 124, and the number of cases since the pandemic began at 3,970.

That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control posted Monday.

The person who died was a resident of Cumberland County.

A total of 3,396 Mainers have recovered from the virus, an additional nine since Sunday. That leaves the number of active cases the state is tracking at 450, an increase of two.

A total of 389 Mainers have had to be hospitalized at some point during their illness. As of Sunday, 12 were in the hospital, four of them in intensive care. One person was on a ventilator. 

The Maine CDC's next coronavirus briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 4.

Update 5:01 p.m: the CDC reports that the man who died was from Androscoggin County, not Cumberland County.