York County remains the hotspot of COVID-19 infection in Maine, with 11 new cases reported there Wednesday among the 25 new cases statewide. The daily case numbers from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention also include one death.
The death was announced on Tuesday by Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine CDC director, as being one of the seven deaths associated with an Aug. 7 wedding and reception in the Millinocket area. Six of those who died lived at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison, and all of the deaths were secondary infections. None of the deaths were from direct attendees of the wedding or the reception.
Shah expressed concerns about worsening infection trends on Tuesday, especially in York County, the site of several