AUGUSTA – As the number of COVID-19 cases in Maine approaches 2,000, the illness has claimed two more lives, bringing the statewide death toll to 75, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
As of noon, the state had 1,948 cases, up 71 from Thursday. Of the new total, 199 were defined as probable cases, according to the Maine CDC.
COVID-19 now has been confirmed in all of Maine’s 16 counties.
Also as of Friday, 1,192 Mainers had recovered from the illness. So far, more than 40,60 people have been tested for COVID-19.
Join us at 2 p.m. on Fox 22 for live coverage of Maine CDC’s daily briefing with Director Dr. Nirav Shah, which today will feature Gov. Janet Mills’ Memorial Day message to the people of Maine.
The briefing also will be streamed live on our website and Facebook page.
For a closer look at the numbers, visit the Maine CDC’s coronavirus website.