AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that another 667 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state since Saturday and that eight more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll so far to 969.
State health officials said the new cases brought the statewide total since March of last year to 81,177, 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, 2,381 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
As of Monday, 194 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 67 of them in critical care and 40 on ventilators.
Also as of Monday, 1,675,499 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Mainers. Of those, 813,596 were first doses and 861,903 were final doses.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.