Maine CDC reports 1,030 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 1,030 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected across the state and that five more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll so far to 2,296.

The new cases bring the statewide total since the pandemic began to 248,099, according to state health officials.

The Maine CDC also reported that there have been 82,544 breakthrough cases as of April 28.

The latest Maine CDC COVID-19 statistics indicate a total of 4,767 Mainers have required hospitalization to treat the virus since March of 2020.

As of Wednesday, 169 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 30 were being treated in intensive care units, and three people were on ventilators.

Also, 2,662,576 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered around the state. Of those, 968,326 were first doses, 994,188 were second doses, and 700,062 were boosters, the Maine CDC said.

For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.

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