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Maine Reports An Increase Of 21 COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
In this Aug. 11, 2020, file photo, women wear masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus at the end of a beach day in Ogunquit, Maine.

Maine's total number of COVID-19 cases tallied since the pandemic's onset has reached 4,734, a net increase of 21 since Tuesday.  The death toll remained unchanged at 134.That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control posted Wednesday. The increase of 21 cases represents the 23 new cases diagnosed, minus two previously diagnosed cases that later turned out to be negative.

The Maine CDC says 4,135 people have recovered from the virus, an increase of 49 since Tuesday.  That leaves 465 active cases that the state is tracking, 28 fewer than Tuesday.

A total of 429 Mainers have been hospitalized since the pandemic's onset. As of Tuesday, seven people were hospitalized, six of them in intensive care. Two people were on ventilators.

The Maine Center for Disease Control's next coronavirus briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday.

Barbara grew up in Biddeford, Maine. She earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s in English from the University of Southern Maine.