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1 Death, 98 Additional COVID-19 Cases In Maine On Saturday

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Robert F. Bukaty
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Associated Press
Residents wait to cast their absentee ballots during early voting, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Lewiston, Maine.

The Maine CDC is reporting on Saturday the state's first death related to COVID-19 in two weeks.

The death toll now stands at 147. The agency has also added 98 additional cases of the disease to the state's total.

In a press release, the Maine CDC says the person who died was a woman in her 90s from York County.

In all, 6,668 Mainers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of those, 5,517 have recovered, leaving 1,004 active cases.

On Friday, Gov. Janet Mills was reportedly considering tightening restrictions on travel and more amid Maine's surging case count. She was expected to make an announcement this weekend.