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17 Deaths, 164 COVID-19 Cases Added On Wednesday

Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
Skaters make the most of a snowy winter day at Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Portland, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting a large uptick in COVID-19 deaths since Tuesday — 17.

That brings the pandemic death toll in the state to 677.

Of the 17 fatalities, 15 were uncovered by thoroughly reviewing of vital records, and occurred Jan. 26-Feb. 14, according to the CDC.

The agency also reports an additional 164 cases of the disease, bringing the full number of recorded cases to 43,900.

More than 100,000 Mainers have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Maine CDC’s briefing on the pandemic is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Thursday. Maine Public will bring that to you live.