Number Of Covid Cases In Maine Tops 100,000

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have reported 575 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to more than 100,000.

The Portland Press Herald reports that roughly 1 in 13 Maine residents have contracted the virus as of Friday, with higher rates in inland and rural counties. The highest rate of overall infections is in Androscoggin County, where about 1 in 10 residents have had COVID. Hancock County has the lowest rate.

Maine still has one of the lowest per capita rate of overall cases nationwide, with 7,425 per 100,000 people or 7.4% of the population.

Two additional deaths were reported Friday, bringing the state’s total to 1,115, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.