5 more Mainers have died and another 799 coronavirus cases reported across the state

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By Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff

Five more Mainers have died as health officials on Thursday reported another 799 coronavirus cases across the state.

Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 96,632, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 95,833 on Wednesday. 

Of those, 68,891 have been confirmed positive, while 27,741 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The statewide death toll stands at 1,088.

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

So far, 2,631 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 (10,253), Aroostook (3,605), Cumberland (21,083), Franklin (2,065), Hancock (2,536), Kennebec (9,212), Knox (1,817), Lincoln (1,697), Oxford (4,740), Penobscot (11,465), Piscataquis (1,236), Sagadahoc (1,879), Somerset (3,925), Waldo (2,243), Washington (1,660) and York (17,216) counties.

As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 44,684,338 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 719,546 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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