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

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Robert F. Bukaty
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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.

Caitlin Troutman is the Digital News and Content Producer for Maine Public. Caitlin worked as a writer and editor for various publications before discovering her love for public media at KCUR in Kansas City. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Critical Theory from the Oxbridge Honors Program at William Jewell College and the University of Oxford. She joined Maine Public in 2018.