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Maine Reports 20 Additional COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
Passengers wear face coverings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus aboard the Katahdin steamer as the ship returns from a cruise, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Greenville, Maine.

Maine's COVID-19 case tally rose by another 20 overnight, to a total of 5,235 since the pandemic's onset.  The death tally remained unchanged at 140.That's according to new figures the Maine CDC posted Friday.  They indicate that about 40% of Friday's additional cases are in York County, where several outbreaks are being investigate.

Since the pandemic hit here, a total of 4,507 people have recovered from the virus, an increase of 29 since Thursday. That leaves 588 active cases that the state is tracking, a drop of nine overnight. 

The number of Mainers with COVID-19 who have had to be hospitalized at some point remained unchanged at 442.

As of Thursday, 14 people were hospitalized, one of them in intensive. No COVID-19 patients were on ventilators.

The next Maine CDC coronavirus briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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.