Maine CDC reports 1,356 new COVID-19 cases, 14 additional deaths – WABI

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – For the second day in a row, the number of Mainers hospitalized with COVID-19 has decreased.

The Maine CDC says 418 people are hospitalized with the virus as of Saturday morning.

That’s down 18 from Thursday’s record of 436.

108 are in critical care.

57 are on ventilators.

There are 54 critical care beds available in the state right now.

14 more Mainers have died with COVID-19, according to the latest data from the Maine CDC.

York County reported three deaths; Penobscot and Kennebec counties reported two additional deaths; and Cumberland, Androscoggin, Somerset, Franklin, Waldo, Sagadahoc, and Washington counties each reported one new death.

There are also 1,356 new cases of the virus.

Kennebec County is reporting 114 new cases.

Penobscot County has 72.

The PCR Positivity Rate is now at 20.8%.

More than 6,000 new doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered Friday.

72.16% of all Mainers are now fully vaccinated, according to the Maine CDC.

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