STATEWIDE — Two more Mainers have died from COVID-19, meaning 173 people have died from the virus in the state.
With that, the Maine CDC has opened 20 new outbreak investigations in all areas of the state.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said as more information about the virus becomes available, people need to start changing their outlooks and their actions.
“Today, much of the growth in new cases is driven by community transmission,” Shah said. “Earlier in the outbreak, many of the cases we saw in the United States, as well as Maine, were in urban areas, but today the pandemic has changed. It is not just an urban phenomenon. It is equally a rural phenomenon.”
Since yesterday, 224 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state of Maine.
Shah also reminded people to stay safe this holiday by avoiding large gatherings.