Maine CDC Reports 65 New COVID-19 Cases and No Additional Deaths
According to the Maine CDC's Thursday update, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Maine is now at 68,445, an increase of 65 since Wednesday. No additional deaths were reported of individuals with COVID-19, keeping the total number of deaths to 843. 2,044 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 56 are currently hospitalized with 27 in intensive care and 14 on a ventilator.
729,320 Mainers have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 734,462 have completed their vaccination series. That equates to approximately 55% of all Mainers who are fully vaccinated and 54% who have received at least the first of two doses of the vaccine. Of those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, which is those 12 and older, 62% are fully vaccinated. Over 1.4 million doses in total have been given to Mainers.
All business capacity limits and requirements to physically distance in all indoor and outdoor settings were lifted on May 24. On that day, State mask requirements were lifted as well for those that are fully vaccinated, though private businesses can still require those entering to wear masks.
Governor Mills has renewed the State of Emergency in Maine through June 12, allowing Maine to continue receiving federal funding and using available resources to respond to COVID-19.