Updated April 17, 2020 at 3:26 p.m. ET.
Two more Mainers have died as a result of COVID-19, as the disease spread to 31 more people since Thursday. That's according to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, who discussed the rising coronavirus toll at a briefing Friday.
Shah said the latest deaths were a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s, both from Waldo County. He said 827 people have become infected by the coronavirus since the pandemic began in Maine. Three-hundred-fifty-two have recovered and 29 have died.