Maine CDC Reports Lowest New COVID Case Number Since October 23
According to the Maine CDC's Tuesday update, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Maine is now at 67,819, an increase of 39 since Monday, the lowest daily case number reported since October 23. No additional deaths were reported of individuals with COVID-19, keeping the total number of deaths at 825 for the sixth day in a row. 2,022 patients have had to be hospitalized at some point. 96 are currently hospitalized with 36 in intensive care and 20 on a ventilator.
716,958 Mainers have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 700,618 have completed their vaccination series. That equates to approximately 52% of all Mainers who are fully vaccinated and 53% who have received at least the first of two doses of the vaccine. 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.