AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 53 more cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state.
The new coronavirus cases bring the statewide total since March of last year to 68,384, according to state health officials.
Three more deaths were reported, bringing the statewide death toll to 843.
State health officials said one of the three people whose deaths were reported Wednesday was a woman and the other two were men. They were from Kennebec, Sagadahoc and York counties and one was in their 60s, another in their 70s and the third in their 80s.
The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics show 2,043 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus.
As of Wednesday, 56 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those, 27 were being cared for in intensive care while 14 people were on ventilators.
As of Tuesday, 1,456,297 Mainers had been vaccinated, with 727,039 having received their first dose and 729,258 having had their final dose.
The Maine CDC conducts 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 COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.