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8 COVID-19 Deaths, 808 More Cases In Maine

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
Will Surks, of Westfield, N.J., a freshman at Bowdoin College, has his temperature checked as a safety measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine.

Eight more people have died with COVID-19 in Maine. The state Center for Disease Control also added 808 cases of the disease on Thursday.

The cases come as the Mills administration revises its vaccination criteria. On Wednesday, Gov. Janet Mills said more first responders would be eligible to get shots in this current phase, and that more older Mainers would be able to do so in the near future.

Nearly 32,000 cases of the disease have been identified in the state and 461 Mainers have died.