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Maine CDC Adds 5 Deaths, 403 New Coronavirus Cases On Saturday

Coronavirus shots Maine Great Cranberry Island
Robert F. Bukaty
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Associated Press
FILE- Maureen Giffen administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Josh Gray in a community center on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, Friday, March 19, 2021.

The Maine CDC has reported 403 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, as well as five additional deaths from the infection.

During the whole pandemic, the state has reported a total of 61,616 infections and 789 deaths.

Those increases come as Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah urges more younger Mainers to get vaccinated and clinics target their efforts more towards people who are on the fence about getting the shots.