AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control said Wednesday morning there are at least 824 new positive cases of COVID-19 and four more Mainers have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 453. The new cumulative total of cases statewide since the pandemic hit Maine is now at least 31,150.
Last week the Maine CDC website started posting a statement which indicated the actual number of positive cases in the state is higher than the numbers shown on its website. Last month, Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah said there was a backlog of cases affecting the accurate reporting of case numbers. The current total of positive cases that have been processed by the CDC staff is 31,150.
Among the four people who died were two people from Penobscot County.
As of Wednesday morning, 62,004 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered, 53,511 of which were first doses and 8,493 of which were second doses, Maine CDC said.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 11,809 people have completed isolations after having contracted the virus, while a total of 1,201 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said. According to the CDC, there are currently 207 people hospitalized for Covid-19. Wednesday’s data indicated of those people hospitalized 64 were being treated in intensive care units, while 23 people were on ventilators.
The next Maine CDC COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Nirav Shah is scheduled for 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. The briefing will be streamed on FoxBangor.com and FOX ABC MAINE Facebook.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.