AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the number of COVID-19 cases around the state spiked by 80 overnight — the highest one-day spike the state has seen since mid-May. The new cases, which come on the heels of Wednesday’s 76 additional cases, bring the total number reported so far to 6,467.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths, however, so far held at 146.
Of the total cases counted in Maine so far, 718 were considered probable and 859 were considered active, Maine CDC posted on its website.
The latest CDC COVID-19 statistics show 5,462 people have recovered from the virus since it hit Maine in mid-March, while a total of 483 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus.
So far, more than 613,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted around the state, according to the Maine CDC.
The Maine CDC conducts live briefings with Director Dr. Nirav Shah on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Today’s briefing will begin at 2 p.m. and will be streamed live via our website at foxbangor.com and over our Facebook page at Fox ABC Maine. Dr. Shaw will be joined by Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website