AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control said Sunday there are 340 new positive cases of COVID-19, and four more Mainers have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the statewide death toll to 511. The new cumulative total for cases statewide since the pandemic hit Maine is now at least 33,559.
The new deaths reported included two residents of Cumberland County, one resident of Somerset County and one resident of York County..
Three of the people who died were women and one was a man. Of the four dead, one was between 60 and 69-years old, one was between 70 and 79-years-old and two were 80 or older.
Last week, the Maine CDC website started posting a statement that indicated the actual number of positive cases in the state is higher than the numbers shown on its website. Last month, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there was a backlog of cases affecting the accurate reporting of case numbers.
As of Sunday, 78,084 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered. 66,314 of the vaccines were first doses and 11,770 were second doses, the Maine CDC said.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 11,989 people have completed isolations after having contracted the virus, while a total of 1,244 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
Also as of Sunday, there were 205 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19. Sunday’s data indicated of those people hospitalized, 66 were being treated in intensive care units, while 26 people were on ventilators.
The next Maine CDC COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Nirav Shah is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday. The briefing will 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.