AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that four more Mainers have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 218, and that another 232 people have tested positive for the illness, resulting in 12,208 coronavirus cases to date.
Of the total cases counted in Maine so far, 1,338 were considered probable and 2,426 were considered active, Maine CDC said in an update on its website.
York and Cumberland counties saw the most new cases, with 37 and 36 respectively, while Penobscot County had 35 new cases and Hancock County 27, according to state health officials. There were new cases in each of Maine’s other counties.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 9,564 people have recovered from the virus, while a total of 725 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
As of Monday, the most recent day for which numbers were available, 138 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized. Of those, 46 were in critical care and 19 were on ventilators.
The next briefing with CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah is scheduled for 2 p.m. today. He will be joined by Gov. Janet Mills and Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The briefing will be streamed live on our website and over our Facebook page.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.