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Maine CDC Reports 23 Additional Cases Of COVID-19

Robert F. Bukaty
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Riders wear masks on a nearly empty ride at the Palace Playland amusement park Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control Sunday is reporting an additional 23 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Twenty-two new cases were reported, according to data on the CDC website. Some previously reported cases were reclassifed, making a net increase of 23 cases.

No new deaths were reported Sunday. There have been 132 related deaths in the state.

There are now 470 active cases of the disease in the state. Eight people with COVID-19 are being hospitalized. Two of those individuals are in critical care, and one is on a ventilator.

Saturday a COVID-19 outbreak at the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford was reported. Five individuals associated with the church tested positive for the coronavirus. The Maine CDC says a pastor from the Sanford church officiated the Aug. 7 Millinocket-area wedding that has resulted in at least 123 cases of COVID-19 and has led to secondary outbreaks. But the Center has not confirmed that the Sanford Church outbreak is linked to the wedding, and is continuing an investigation.

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.