AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that another 614 COVID-19 cases have been reported around the state and that five more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,007.
The Maine CDC said the new cases pushed the total since March of last year to 85,156.
Due to their relatively 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, 2,432 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to an update posted on the Maine CDC’s website.
As of Tuesday, 225 people were being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, 82 of them in critical care and 35 on ventilators.
So far, 1,695,195 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to Mainers. Of those, 820,738 were first doses and 874,457 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.