COVID-19 hospitalizations setting new records across state

Around 3500 new coronavirus vaccines were administered Sunday.
Around 3500 new coronavirus vaccines were administered Sunday.(Maine CDC)
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 8:16 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah tweeted out Monday morning, “What a dark day.”

This comes as COVID-19 hospitalizations are setting new records across the state.

Right now, there are 361 people were in the hospital with the virus.

112 are in critical care.

60 are on ventilators.

Around 3,500 new doses of coronavirus vaccines were given out Saturday.

More than 2,400 of those were booster shots.

Nearly 69% of all Mainers are now fully vaccinated against the virus.

The Maine CDC does not conduct case investigations on the weekend.

The next update is expected to come Tuesday.

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