28 more Mainers have died and another 1,091 coronavirus cases reported since the weekend
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By Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff
Twenty-eight more Mainers have died while health officials on Tuesday reported another 1,091 coronavirus cases across the state since the weekend.
Tuesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 116,948, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 115,857 on Saturday.
Of those, 83,462 have been confirmed positive, while 33,486 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The statewide death toll stands at 1,300.
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, 3,074 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Information about those Mainers who are currently hospitalized wasn’t immediately available.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (12,600), Aroostook (4,943), Cumberland (23,932), Franklin (2,874), Hancock (3,461), Kennebec (11,382), Knox (2,344), Lincoln (2,091), Oxford (6,106), Penobscot (13,561), Piscataquis (1,510), Sagadahoc (2,369), Somerset (5,205), Waldo (2,788), Washington (2,317) and York (19,464) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 47,888,192 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 772,344 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.