Another Mainer dies and 134 more coronavirus cases are reported across the state

By Rosemary Lausier, Bangor Daily News Staff

This story will be updated. 

Another Mainer has died as health officials on Friday reported 134 more coronavirus cases across the state.

The statewide death toll now stands at 656.

Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 43,224, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 43,090 on Thursday. 

Of those, 34,333 have been confirmed positive, while 8,891 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, 1,503 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Additional information about the hospitalizations wasn’t immediately available. 

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,666), Aroostook (1,252), Cumberland (12,160), Franklin (881), Hancock (867), Kennebec (3,522), Knox (620), Lincoln (559), Oxford (2,144), Penobscot (3,748), Piscataquis (244), Sagadahoc (862), Somerset (1,227), Waldo (570), Washington (699) and York (9,203) counties.

As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 27,896,700 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 493,119 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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