97 more coronavirus cases have been reported across Maine

By Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff

This story will be updated.

Another 97 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Monday.

For the second day in a row, Maine saw no new virus deaths, leaving the statewide death toll at 658.

Monday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 43,594, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 43,497 on Sunday

Of those, 34,559 have been confirmed positive, while 9,035 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, 1,508 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 (4,707), Aroostook (1,258), Cumberland (12,252), Franklin (880), Hancock (879), Kennebec (3,556), Knox (624), Lincoln (568), Oxford (2,161), Penobscot (3,794), Piscataquis (245), Sagadahoc (867), Somerset (1,231), Waldo (576), Washington (706) and York (9,287) counties. Information about where an additional three cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.

As of Monday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 28,134,768 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 498,901 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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