Maine (WABI) – A significant increase in new COVID cases in our state.
The Maine CDC is reporting 1,989 new cases of the virus since Saturday. According to a spokesman for the Maine CDC, “The number of reported positive COVID-19 test results increased last week, so our team worked through the weekend to ensure that there would be no backlog. We hope that this is a short-term change in response to the recent increase. It’s not a change in our standard procedure.”
There are also five additional deaths- two each in Cumberland County and one resident each from York, Oxford and Knox counties.
Meanwhile, 2,245 new COVID shots were administered Monday according to the state’s vaccination dashboard.
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