The Maine CDC is reporting 20 deaths of people diagnosed with COVID-19, but explain that the high number is partly due to the holiday weekend.

Several health agencies were not reporting over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Maine CDC. That was partially responsible for the jump in numbers. Agencies that reported their holiday weekend statistics Monday afternoon saw them reflected in Tuesday's totals.

In all, 20 deaths were reported in the state. According to WGME-TV, the statistics broke down as follows:

  • 3 people from Penobscot County: a man in his 80's who died on 11/30; a woman in her 90's who died on 11/28; and a woman in her 70's who died on 11/28.
  • 1 man in his 60's from Oxford County who died on 11/30.
  • 1 man from in his 70's from Washington County who died on 11/29.
  • 1 man in his 70's from Kennebec County who died on 11/29.
  • 2 people from York County: a man in his 90's who died on 11/29; and a man in his 80's who died on 11/24
  • 1 man in his 70's from Piscataquis County who died on 11/27.
  • 1 man in his 80's from Knox County who died on 11/16.
  • 10 people from Androscoggin County: a man in his 80's who died on 11/23; a man in his 90's who died on 11/23; 2 men in their 80's who died on 11/24; a man in his 80's who died on 11/26; a woman in her 70's who died on 11/26; a woman in her 90's who died on 11/28; and a man in his 70's who died on 11/29.

219 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, by the Maine CDC, as well as 266 people who have recovered.