AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that another 551 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state since Wednesday and that four more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,113.
The Maine CDC said the new cases pushed the total since March of last year to 99,807.
Due to their high rates of transmission, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing to recommend that people in all of Maine’s 16 counties wear face coverings in public indoor settings.
To date, 2,705 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to an update posted on the Maine CDC’s website.
Currently, 199 people are being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 68 of them in critical care and 34 on ventilators.
So far, 1,808,297 Mainers have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 841,428 were first doses and 898,572 were final doses.
The Maine CDC conducts briefings with Director Dr. Nirav Shah on Wednesdays.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.