AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that 12 more Mainers have died after contracting COVID-19 — the highest number of deaths in a single day since the pandemic struck in mid-March — bringing the statewide death toll to 189.
State health officials also said that an additional 255 people have tested positive for the illness, increasing the number of cases around the state to 10,799.
Of the total cases counted in Maine so far, 1,101 were considered probable and 2,378 were considered active, Maine CDC said in an update on its website.
New cases were reported in all 16 counties. Penobscot County showed the highest number of new cases overnight at 53, Maine CDC said. Cumberland and York counties saw 48 and 43 new cases respectively, while Kennebec County had 23 and Androscoggin had 20.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 8,232 people have recovered from the virus, while a total of 662 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
As of Monday, the most recent day for which numbers were available, 103 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized. Of those, 45 were in critical care and 11 were on ventilators.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.