AUGUSTA —The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that another 993 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state, and 3 more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,303.
The Maine CDC said the new cases pushed the total since March of last year to 117,941.
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, 3,092 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to an update posted on the Maine CDC’s website.
As of Wednesday, 298 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital. Of those, 96 were in critical care and 40 were on ventilators.
So far, 2,071,821 Mainers have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 892,659 were first doses, 910,802 were final doses and 268,360 were boosters.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine and how to prevent contracting it, visit the Maine CDC website.