Another Mainer dies and 218 more coronavirus cases are reported across the state

By Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff

This story will be updated.

Another Mainer has died as health officials on Thursday reported 218 more coronavirus cases across the state.

The statewide death toll stands at 655.

Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 43,090, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 42,872 on Wednesday

Of those, 34,239 have been confirmed positive, while 8,851 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The most cases have been detected in Mainers in their 20s, while Mainers over 80 years old make up the majority of deaths. More cases and deaths have been recorded in women than men.

So far, 1,495 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Information about those who are currently hospitalized wasn’t immediately available.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,659), Aroostook (1,247), Cumberland (12,120), Franklin (878), Hancock (866), Kennebec (3,512), Knox (618), Lincoln (554), Oxford (2,136), Penobscot (3,730), Piscataquis (242), Sagadahoc (857), Somerset (1,225), Waldo (568), Washington (698) and York (9,180) counties.

As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 27,827,801 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as caused 490,717 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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