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Maine CDC reporting record day for new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Kennebec County reporting 201 new cases and 4 COVID related deaths
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 9:36 AM EST
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Latest coronavirus stats and vaccination rates for Maine
Latest coronavirus stats and vaccination rates for Maine(WABI TV)

Maine (WABI) - The Maine CDC is reporting a record day for new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state.

There are now 379 people in the hospital with the virus, a new pandemic high.

117 are in critical care.

60 are on ventilators.

The Maine CDC reports there are only 42 available ICU beds in the state right now.

Meanwhile, the CDC is reporting 1,278 new cases of the virus, a new single day record.

Eight more Mainers died with COVID.

Four came from Kennebec County, and one each from Washington, Hancock, Somerset, and Androscoggin counties.

Kennebec County reports 201 new cases. 128 in Penobscot.

30 in Washington, 27 in Somerset, and 23 in Waldo.

More than 11,000 new coronavirus vaccines were given out Tuesday in Maine.

According to the CDC, more than 7,700 were boosters.

More than 69% of Maine’s total population is now fully vaccinated against COVID.

County by county breakdown of newly released coronavirus cases according to Maine CDC
County by county breakdown of newly released coronavirus cases according to Maine CDC(WABI TV)

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