Penobscot County on Thursday recorded its first death of a resident who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The death is that of a man in his sixties, state health officials announced Thursday.

In total, there are 91 cases of COVID-19 among Penobscot County residents, as of Thursday. Seventy five of those have recovered. Seventeen people from Penobscot County have been hospitalized at some point in their illness.

Twenty-two of those cases were recorded at Hope House, a homeless shelter in Bangor.

The death recorded in Penobscot County was one of three deaths recorded statewide on Thursday. There have been 69 deaths, mostly among the elderly, recorded statewide.

Maine CDC

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