AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control said Wednesday that 164 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the state and that 17 more people died after contracting the illness, bringing Maine’s death toll to date at 677.
The additional cases bring the total since mid-March of last year to at least 43,900, according to state health officials.
According to the Maine CDC, 15 of the 17 new deaths reported Wednesday occurred between Jan. 26 and Feb. 14. Those 15 deaths were confirmed through a review of vital records filed between Jan. 28 and Feb. 17.
Maine CDC officials also reported that the 17 additional deaths included six residents of Penobscot County, three residents of York County, two residents of Sagadahoc County, and two residents of Oxford County.
The others were residents of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock and Somerset counties each had one death, state health officials said.
Seven of the people who died were women, while 10 were men, according to the Maine CDC. One was between 40 and 49 years old, one was between 50 and 59 years old, one was between 60 and 69 years old, five were between 70 and 79 years old, and nine were 80 or older.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also indicate 12,779 people have completed isolations after having contracted the virus, while a total of 1,515 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus.
As of Wednesday, 74 people were hospitalized for COVID-19, 25 of them being treated in intensive care units, while seven people were on ventilators.
Also as of Wednesday, 308,761 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered. Of those, 206,647 were first doses, and 102,024 were final doses, the Maine CDC said.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website