AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control said Thursday another 675 cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the state and that six more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing Maine’s death toll to 536.
The new cases bring the statewide total since the pandemic hit Maine to at least 35,638.
According to state health officials, the six additional deaths reported Thursday were two residents of Cumberland County, one resident of Kennebec County, one resident of Penobscot County, one resident of Washington County, and one resident of York County.
Five of the people who died were men, while one was a woman. Three were between 70 and 79 years old, and three were 80 or older.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 12,128 people have completed isolations after having contracted the virus, while a total of 1,294 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
As of Thursday, 92,008 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered. Of those, 74,760 were first doses and 17,248 were second doses, the Maine CDC said.
Also as of Thursday, 182 people were hospitalized for COVID-19, 54 of them being treated in intensive care units, while 21 people were on ventilators.
Maine CDC briefings with Dr. Nirav Shah are now being held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. The briefings will continue to be streamed on foxbangor.com and the Fox ABC Maine Facebook page.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.