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12 COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Maine's Most Fatal Day Of The Pandemic

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Robert F. Bukaty
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Associated Press
In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 file photo, Jane Whitworth, circulation manager for the Bridgton Public Library, wears a face shield to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, while disinfected recently returned books, in Bridgton, Maine.

The Maine CDC has reported 12 deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday — more than twice the prior single day record of five, set on April 23 and matched on June 2.

The agency also added 255 cases of the disease — also a single-day record, topping 246 set a week ago.

In total, 10,799 Mainers have been diagnosed with the disease, and 189 have died. The Maine CDC is currently tracking 2,378 active cases in the state, but due to the increasing volume of cases, that tracking is now limited to initial contact.

In a press release, the Maine CDC says the deaths were in: a woman in her 90s from Androscoggin County; a man in his 80s from Franklin County; a man in his 60s, two men and a woman in their 70s and a man in his 80s from Somerset County; a man in his 60s from Washington County; and a man and two women in their 70s and a man in his 80s from York County.