AUGUSTA — In its first full update since Thanksgiving, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that another 1,173 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state and that 21 more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,324.
The Maine CDC said the new cases pushed the total since March of last year to 119,662. State health officials said that 13,252 of those were breakthrough cases reported as of Nov. 23.
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, 3,119 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to the update posted on the Maine CDC’s website.
Currently, 323 people are being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 99 of them in critical care and 43 on ventilators.
So far, 2,100,326 Mainers have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 897,211 were first doses, 913,481 were final doses and 289,634 were boosters.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.