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Maine CDC Reports Another Death, 24 New Cases Of COVID-19

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
Passengers wear face covering to help prevent the spread of coronavirus while waiting for the Katahdin steamer to depart on a cruise, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Greenville, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting another death associated with COVID-19,  a woman in her 80s from York County. There have been 132 COVID-19 related deaths in Maine.

Twenty-one additional cases of the disease were also reported Wednesday. There were 24 new cases reported, but some cases previously reported were reclassified, making a net increase of 21. There are currently 439 active cases.

Meanwhile, the Maine CDC continues to track and trace an outbreak associated with a wedding held in Millinocket August 7. In all, 85 cases so far have been linked to that event, including six cases at a nursing home and 18 cases at the York County Jail.

The Maine CDC has a press briefing scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m.

Jennifer Mitchell contributed to this report. Updated 1:16 p.m. August 26, 2020.

Correction: a previous version of this post said the next press briefing was scheduled for Tuesday, but it's scheduled for Thursday.