AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 10 more Mainers have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the state to 837.
According to the Maine CDC, four of the people whose deaths were reported Thursday were residents of Androscoggin County, while one each were from Aroostook, Cumberland, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot and Somerset counties.
Five were female, and five were male. One was younger than age 20, three were in their 60s, two were in their 70s and four were 80 or older.
Thursday’s update includes seven deaths determined to be COVID-related through a review of death records. Those deaths occurred between May 2 and May 23, the Maine CDC said.
State health officials also said 106 new cases of the illness have been detected around the state, bringing the total number since mid-March of last year to 67,986.
The latest CDC COVID-19 statistics show 2,029 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus.
As of Thursday, 79 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those, 27 were being cared for in intensive care while 17 people were on ventilators.
As of Wednesday, 1,426,979 Mainers had been vaccinated, with 719,354 having received their first dose and 707,625 having had their final dose.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.