AUGUSTA – During a briefing Wednesday morning, the state CDC announced the first person from Waldo County has died from coronavirus.
The total number of deaths in Maine now stands at 14.
At his briefing Wednesday morning, Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah said there are 537 cases of COVID-19 across the state, including 187 recoveries.
Shah acknowledged all of the sacrifice Mainers have been asked to make by staying home and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“No one thanks you for canceling your child’s birthday party. No one thanks you for postponing your wedding. No one thanks you for not going to prom,” said Shah. “No one thanks you for fundamentally changing the way you observe and celebrate important religious holidays.”
Maine received 15 of the Abbott COVID-19 rapid test machines, although Shah said they had requested more.
He said they are now deciding where to place the machines around the state.