1,477 newly recorded coronavirus cases since Saturday
1,48,217 total recored cases since pandemic began according to Maine CDC
Maine (WABI) - We are now one week past the Christmas holiday and coronavirus cases in Maine continue to rise.
The newest numbers from the Maine CDC show 1,477 new cases since Saturday.
There are also 25 additional deaths.
The Maine CDC says 23 of those deaths occurred between Nov. 15, and Dec. 17 and come from a review of vital records.
More than 4,100 new COVID vaccinations were administered Monday.
Most of them were booster shots.
And in an announcement Tuesday, the US CDC is now recommending the Pfizer booster shot after five months instead of six.
In Maine, Penobscot County shows 171 new cases since Saturday.
Kennebec has 128, 63 in Knox, 56 in Somerset, 42 in Waldo and 40 in Hancock counties.
The Maine CDC says there are 373 people in the hospital with the virus.
There are 114 people in intensive care.
55 are on ventilators.
According to the Maine CDC, there are 46 open critical care beds in the state.
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