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Maine CDC Adds 20 Deaths, 219 COVID-19 Cases

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Robert F. Bukaty
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Associated Press
A man wears a face covering to help prevent the spread of coronavirus while using his cellphone, Monday evening, Nov. 16, 2020, in Lewiston, Maine.

Twenty more people with COVID-19 have died in Maine. It’s the highest number reported by the Maine CDC in a single day, but the agency says the deaths occurred Nov. 16-30.

Half of the deaths are in Androscoggin County, three are in Penobscot County, two are in York County and one each are in Oxford, Washington, Kennebec, Piscataquis and Knox counties.

Fifteen of the people who died were men and five were women. Their ages range from the 60s to the 90s.

Thirteen of the deaths are linked to nursing homes where outbreaks were previously reported. Six were at Clover Health in Auburn, two each were at Winterberry Heights in Bangor, Russell Park in Lewiston, and Durgin Pines in Kittery and one was at the Woodlands in Rockland.

In total, 214 Mainers have now died with the disease.

The agency also added 219 cases of COVID-19 to the state's total, now at 11,976.