AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control said Tuesday that 142 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the state and that two more people died after contracting the illness, bringing Maine’s death toll to date at 660.
The additional cases bring the total since mid-March of last year to at least 43,736, according to state health officials.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Tuesday that the two people who died were both residents of Oxford County. One was a man and the other was a woman. One was in their 80s and one was in their 60s, he said.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics indicate 12,772 people have completed isolations after having contracted the virus, while a total of 1,511 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus.
As of Tuesday, 67 people were hospitalized for COVID-19, 25 of them being treated in intensive care units, while seven people were on ventilators.
Also as of Tuesday, 301,705 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered. Of those, 202,761 were first doses, and 98,944 were final doses, the Maine CDC said.
The Maine CDC conducts live briefings with Director Dr. Nirav Shah on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Today’s briefing will begin at 2 p.m. and will be streamed live via our website at foxbangor.com and over our Facebook page at Fox ABC Maine.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website