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Maine CDC: 27 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death

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Robert F. Bukaty
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Associated Press
A woman wears a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus while walking in the Old Port, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Portland, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 27 additional cases of COVID-19 on Friday and one new death, bringing the total number of people who have died with the disease to 143.

There are 590 active cases in the state.

During a news briefing on Thursday, CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there's greater dispersion of COVID-19 across all counties. Not all cases are connected to outbreaks, which is evidence of greater community transmission.