AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the number of Mainers who died after contracting COVID-19 has climbed to 1,002 since the pandemic hit Maine in March of last year. State health officials said 18 additional deaths have been reported since its last update on Saturday.
The Maine CDC also said 632 new cases of coronavirus had been detected since Saturday, bringing the total so far to 84,542.
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, 2,426 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to an update posted on the Maine CDC’s website.
As of Monday, 214 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 73 of them in critical care and 33 on ventilators.
So far, 1,692,326 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Mainers. Of those, 819,677 were first doses and 872,649 were final doses.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.