AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in Maine has surged to 9,363, up 246 from Monday. The overnight increase is the highest for new cases in a single day since the pandemic struck in mid-March.
Maine CDC also said one more Mainer has died after contracting the virus, bringing the total number of deaths linked to coronavirus to 166.
Of the total cases counted in Maine so far, 952 were considered probable and 2,172 were considered active, Maine CDC posted on its website.
New cases were reported Tuesday in all Maine 16 counties, except for Piscataquis and Waldo counties. Cumberland and York counties saw the highest jumps, at 60 and 46 respectively, while Androscoggin County had 28 new cases and Penobscot County had 24.
The latest CDC COVID-19 statistics show 7,025 people have recovered from the virus to date, while a total of 589 people have required hospitalization to treat the virus.
As of Monday, the most recent day for which data was available, 69 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized, four more than there were Thursday. Of those, 28 of them in critical care and seven were on ventilators.
For more information about COVID-19 in Maine, visit the Maine CDC website.