AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that another 778 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state and that seven more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll so far to 976.
State health officials said the new cases brought the statewide total since March of last year to 81,955, 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, 2,388 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
As of Tuesday, 192 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 66 of them in critical care and 39 on ventilators.
Also as of Tuesday, 1,678,317 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Mainers. Of those, 814,743 were first doses and 863,574 were final doses.
The Maine CDC has resumed its live briefings with Director Dr. Nirav Shah on Wednesdays.
Today’s briefing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and will be streamed live via our website at foxbangor.com and over our Facebook page at Fox ABC Maine.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.