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49 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Maine On Thursday

Noa Sreden, Emily Drappeau
Robert F. Bukaty
Members of the Maine Coast Juniors Rowing Club including single scullers Emily Drappeau, of Dresden, Maine, left, and Noa Sweden, center, of Phippsburg, Maine, set off on a 12-kilometer training workout on the Androscoggin River, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Brunswick, Maine.

The Maine CDC is reporting 49 additional cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 10 additional deaths.

Agency director Dr. Nirav Shah says on Twitter that the 10 deaths reported today — on top of the five reported yesterday — are all from a review of vital records dating from May 2020 to this past February.

The seven-day case average has been ticking up and currently stands at 24.

In vaccinations, just under 60% of the state population has received a final dose. Among those eligible, that rate is higher, with 67% of ages 12 and up having received a final dose.

Updated: July 15, 2021 at 11:16 AM EDT
This post was updated to explain that the 15 deaths reported this week were not recent.