AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that only 13 more cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state but two more Mainers have died after contracting the illness.
According to state health officials, the new coronavirus cases bring the statewide total since March of last year to 68,877.
The statewide death toll increased to 856. The two people whose deaths were reported Wednesday were residents of Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. One was a man and the other was a woman. One was in their 60s and the other in their 80s.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics show 2,066 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus.
As of Tuesday, 32 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those, 16 were being cared for in intensive care while five people were on ventilators.
Also as of Tuesday, 1,509,535 Mainers had been vaccinated, with 739,693 having received their first dose and 769,842 having had their final dose.
The Maine CDC conducts live briefings with Director Dr. Nirav Shah at 2 p.m. on Wednesday of each week. Today’s briefing 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.