AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control said Tuesday the number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 386 and five more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 519. The new cases bring the statewide total since the pandemic hit Maine to at least 34,262.
According to state health officials, two of the five people who died included two Penobscot County residents, two people from Cumberland County and one resident of York County. Two of the people who died were men, while three were women. One was between 60 and 69 years old, one was between 70 and 79 years old, and three were 80 or older.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 12,071 people have completed isolations after having contracted the virus, while a total of 1,269 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
As of Tuesday, 81,335 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered. Of those, 68,914 were first doses and 12,441 were second doses, the Maine CDC said.
As of Monday, the most recent day for which data was available, there were 191 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19. Monday’s data indicated of those people hospitalized, 68 were being treated in intensive care units, while 27 people were on ventilators.
Maine CDC briefings with Dr. Nirav Shah will now be 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.