AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that another 652 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state and that three more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll so far to 979.
State health officials said the new cases brought the statewide total since March of last year to 82,607, according to an update posted on the Maine CDC’s website.
Due to their relatively high rates of transmission, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again recommending that people in all of Maine’s 16 counties wear face coverings in public indoor settings.
To date, 2,393 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
As of Wednesday, 192 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 70 of them in critical care and 42 on ventilators.
Also as of Wednesday, 1,681,073 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Mainers. Of those, 815,764 were first doses and 865,309 were final doses.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.