AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that 20 more Mainers have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 214. The Maine CDC said three of those people died Nov. 30 but that the others died over the previous three weeks and were reported late due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
State health officials also said another 219 people have tested positive for the illness, resulting in a total of 11,976 coronavirus cases to date.
Of the total cases counted in Maine so far, 1,301 were considered probable and 2,398 were considered active, Maine CDC said in an update on its website.
Penobscot County had the highest number of new cases, with 43. Androscoggin had the second-highest number, with 33 new cases. York County and Cumberland County also had relatively large totals, at 29 and 27 respectively. Lincoln County was the only one of Maine’s 16 counties that reported no new cases.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 9,364 people have recovered from the virus, while a total of 709 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
As of Monday, the most recent day for which numbers were available, 139 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized. Of those, 48 were in critical care and 22 were on ventilators.
The next briefing with CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. That 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.