Washington County COVID-19 update: Local cases surge, national cases decline

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Washington County last week nearly doubled its record for weekly cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous high of 88 cases was reported in the week ending Sept. 18, and the week ending Oct. 2 reported 170 new cases. Maine Center for Disease Control Director Nirav Shah attributes a statewide increase in cases to the highly contagious Delta variant.

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