The Maine CDC reported on Friday, March 27, that a man in his 80s from Cumberland county, who has was diagnosed with the coronavirus, has passed away, according to the News Center Maine.

Because of privacy laws, we are unable to get any more information at this time.

"This is a sad day for the State of Maine. I know I join countless people in extending my condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time," Governor Janet Mills said told News Center Maine. "Our state is a family. And while we mourn the loss of a member of our Maine family today, I find strength and solace in knowing that we will support one another and that, together, we will get through this."

As of Thursday, March 26, there had been 155 reported cases of the coronavirus in Maine.

This is Maine's only reported death as of Friday.

Here are just a few of the things the CDC is recommending to protect yourself from the coronavirus at this time:

The CDC is offering these steps to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces used often every day.

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