AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that another 715 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state and that two more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll so far to 981.
State health officials said the new cases brought the statewide total since March of last year to 83,322, 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, 404 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
As of Thursday, 132 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 70 of them in critical care and 32 on ventilators.
Also as of Thursday, 1,688,848 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Mainers. Of those, 816,803 were first doses and 867,045 were final doses.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.