STATEWIDE — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that another 980 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state and that 12 more Mainers have died after contracting the illness since Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,348.
The Maine CDC said the new cases pushed the total since March of last year to 124,098.
Currently, 367 people are being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, breaking Monday’s record-setting high of 361, according to the Maine CDC.
Of those hospitalized, 110 patients are in critical care and 59 are on ventilators.
The Maine CDC also said that of the 12 people whose deaths were reported Tuesday, three people each were residents of Androscoggin, Somerset and Washington counties, and one resident each were from Aroostook, Kennebec and Penobscot counties.
Five were women and seven were men. Two were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, three were in their 60s, three were in their 70s and two were 80 or older.
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, 3,172 Mainers have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to the update posted on the Maine CDC’s website.
So far, 2,165,464 Mainers have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 905,771 were first doses, 927,038 1were final doses and 332,655 were boosters.
For more information about the COVID-19 situation in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.