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30 COVID-19 Deaths, 438 Cases Added On Saturday

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
A tester speaks to a patient at a mobile testing location for COVID-19, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Auburn, Maine.

Thirty more COVID-19 deaths have been added by the Maine CDC on Saturday.

In a press release late morning Saturday, the CDC said 23 of the deaths were confirmed through review of vital records — a reporting delay that accounted for a similar large spike earlier in the month.

The 30 deaths were evenly split between men and women, with two in people in their 60s, three in people in their 70s and 25 in Mainers 80 or older.

The agency also added 438 cases of the disease, bringing the total number of cases to 33,219 and deaths to 507.

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