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Maine CDC Reports An Increase Of 25 In COVID-19 Cases; No New Deaths

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
Visitors walk by a souvenir shirt shop while wearing masks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Ogunquit, Maine.

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit the state has grown to 5,171, an increase of 25 since Tuesday.  The death toll remained unchanged at 140.That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control posted Wednesday. They indicate that about half of the new cases arose in York County, where the state is investigating several outbreaks.

A total of 4,445 Mainers infected with the virus have recovered, an increase of 38 overnight.  That leaves 586 active cases the state is tracking, a drop of 13 since Tuesday. 

The total number of Mainers hospitalized throughout the pandemic now totals 441, one less than yesterday. The reason for the drop is not clear. 

As of Tuesday, 17 people were hospitalized, four of them in intensive care. No COVID-19 patients were on ventilators.

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.