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Maine CDC Adds 2 Deaths, 438 COVID-19 Cases On Friday

Sharon Daley, Hollie Stanley
Robert F. Bukaty
Nurse Sharon Daley, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Hollie Stanley in a makeshift clinic in the kitchen of a community center, Friday, March 19, 2021, on Great Cranberry Island, Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the number of COVID-19 cases identified in the state now exceeds 53,000.

The agency added 438 new cases on Friday, along with 2 new deaths. That's the largest single-day case increase since late January.

And it's the continuation of a trend, with the average number of added cases steadily growing for the last two weeks.

The Maine CDC’s next briefing on the pandemic is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday. Maine Public will bring that to you live.