The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday reported 312 cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths. Increased infection among young people
Although roughly 37 percent of Mainers have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine, according to CDC statistics, the unvaccinated population is very young. And that’s where the virus spreads. As of Friday, people under 30 accounted for 45 percent of the 438 new cases.
Maine’s cumulative COVID-19 patients rose to 53,745 on Saturday, of which 40,773 were confirmed by the test, and 12,972 were considered probable cases of COVID-19 on an average of 7 days of the patients. The new day is 333.8 cases on Saturday.
Seven hundred and fifty people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in Maine.
Maine public health officials have opened immunization rights to all residents over the past 16 weeks due to the dramatic increase in vaccines. However, finding an appointment for the next week may be more difficult. Higher demand But next week, states are expected to be allocated much lower doses, especially the single-injection Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The clinics at the Augusta Fire Department and Noble High School were canceled this weekend and hundreds of appointments were canceled after organizers were told they would not receive the volumes they were expecting.
On Saturday, 502,644 Mainers received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 367,741 received the last. Of Maine’s population of 1.3 million, 37.39 percent got the first dose, according to the Maine CDC statistics.
Statewide vaccination rates soared as supplies and eligibility grew. As of Saturday, 33.65 percent of Mainers received the first dose, meaning that last week about 4 percent of the state’s population received the first dose.
Each county as of Saturday had 5,822 coronavirus cases in Androscoggin, 1,467 in Aroostook, 14,633 in Cumberland, 1,043 in Franklin, 1,126 in Hancock, 4,673 in Kennebec, 846 in Knox 706, in Lincoln 2,728 in Oxford, 4,836 in Penobscot, 398 in Piscataquis, 1,075 in Sagadahoc. , 1,521 in Somerset, 738 in Waldo, 793 in Washington and 11,339 in York.
Cumberland County had the highest number of new cases in the past week, with 486, followed by York’s 450 and Androscoggin’s 405.
By age, 16.7 percent were under 20 years old, while 18.4 percent were in their 20s, 14.3 percent were in the 30s, 13.3 percent were in their 40s, 15.2 percent were in their 50s. 11.2 are in their 60’s, 6 percent are in their 70s, and 4.9 percent are in their 80’s.
Of the 68 people infected with COVID-19 in Maine hospitals on Saturday, 28 were in the intensive care unit, 28 were in intensive care, and 12 were on ventilators. The state has 86 out of 376 intensive care beds and 238 out of 319 ventilators.There are also 446 alternative ventilators.
Globally, on Saturday morning, more than 134.7 million COVID-19 cases and 2.9 million deaths were reported.The United States had 31 million cases and 561,000 deaths.
Maine teachers used lessons learned during the pandemic to revise the study.