Maine CDC COVID-19 Update
The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting nine COVID-related deaths Thursday and 219 new coronavirus infections. Aroostook County has six new cases today.
So far, nearly 56% of Maine residents age 12 and older have received their final dose of the vaccine.Newcastle, Maine is leading the pack according to the latest CDC data. As of Monday, 99% of the town's eligible population had received at least one dose of a vaccine. Neighboring Damariscotta is a close second with 93%.
In Aroostook County, several municipalities, including Mapleton, Mars Hill, Presque Isle, Caribou, Van Buren, Fort Kent and Madawaska currently report at least 60% of their residents have received at least their first shot.
- Maine now has 66,534 confirmed cases.
- The number of people who have died from the virus is 816.
- A total of 1,962 are hospitalized in Maine.
There is a total of 1,808 confirmed cases in Aroostook County. Seventy people are hospitalized. There have been 45 deaths.
The Maine CDC hosts a media briefing at 2:00 PM every Wednesday. Watch the live feed on our Facebook.