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Maine CDC Adds 8 Deaths, 506 COVID-19 Cases On Friday

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
Visitors wear face coverings, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Portland, Maine. COVID-19 continues to spread in Maine at increasing rates due to the highly transmissible delta variant.

Eight more Mainers have died with COVID-19, and 506 cases have been identified, according to the state CDC.

In the last seven days, the state added an average of 336 cases per day. That's down slightly from a week ago.

In all, just shy of 80,000 Mainers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 959 have died.

As of Thursday morning, 193 Mainers were hospitalized with the disease, with 74 in critical care and 38 on ventilators.

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