AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control said Monday there are 317 new positive cases of COVID-19, and three more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 514. The new cumulative total for cases statewide since the pandemic hit Maine is now at least 33,559.
According to Maine CDC, two of the people who died were from Penobscot County and the third was from Hancock County. Two were men and one was a woman, state health officials said. One was between 50 and 59 years old, while two were between 70 and 79 years old.
As of Monday, 79,149 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered. Of those, 67,289 were first doses and 11,860 were second doses, the Maine CDC said.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics also show 12,039 people have completed isolations after having contracted the virus, while a total of 1,254 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus, state health officials said.
Also as of Monday, there were 194 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19. Monday’s data indicated of those people hospitalized, 63 were being treated in intensive care units, while 31 people were on ventilators.
There will be no Maine CDC COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Nirav Shah today due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Beginning Tuesday, the briefings will move to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. The briefings will continue to be streamed on foxbangor.com and the Fox ABC Maine Facebook page.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.