AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday that three more Mainers have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 194, and that another 249 people have tested positive for the illness, resulting in 11,757 coronavirus cases to date.
Of the total cases counted in Maine so far, 1,270 were considered probable and 2,465 were considered active, Maine CDC said in an update on its website.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 9,098 people have recovered from the virus, while a total of 699 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
As of Saturday, the most recent day for which numbers were available, 125 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized. Of those, 49 were in critical care and 18 were on ventilators.
The next briefing with CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday. He will be joined by Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. 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.