1,173 new cases and 21 new deaths reported after holiday weekend
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Another record-high day of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maine.
The Maine CDC reports 330 people are in the hospital with the virus.
100 are in intensive care.
46 are on ventilators.
According to Maine CDC director Dr. Nirav Shah, 65% of COVID patients are unvaccinated.
For those patients in the ICU, that number is about 85 to 90 percent.
Maine CDC is reporting 1,173 new cases of coronavirus and 21 new COVID related deaths the last five days.
The Maine CDC did not conduct cases investigations during the holiday weekend.
Four new deaths each in Androscoggin and Cumberland counties, two each in Kennebec, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, and Washington counties, and one each in Franklin, Hancock, Lincoln, Somerset, and York counties.
Penobscot county is reporting 154 new cases, 129 in Aroostook, 80 in Kennebec, 52 in Franklin and 29 in Lincoln counties.
Nearly 68% of Mainers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
More than 6,000 new doses were administered on Monday.
Of those, more 4,500 were booster shots.
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