State reports 106 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 4 additional deaths – Press Herald

State health officials reported 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the greatest single-day total since late May.
4 additional deaths were reported.
The seven-day everyday case average increased to 58, compared to 20 cases usually two weeks previously. The average hasnt been this high in about a month and a half.
Because the pandemic began, there have actually been 69,780 confirmed or likely cases of COVID-19 and 891 deaths, according to data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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In Maine, the variety of people hospitalized with COVID-19 since Wednesday was 25, consisting of 14 in important care. The variety of hospitalizations here has actually been stable for more than a month, however that metric typically lags behind case spikes.
Across the United States, new everyday cases have almost tripled over the last 2 weeks. States with lower vaccination rates are being particularly hard hit as the extremely transmissable delta variation has actually taken hold, but all states are seeing spikes.
Since Wednesday, the seven-day case average in the U.S. was 37,673, compared to 14,892 cases typically 2 weeks ago. Deaths have actually increased over the time from 164 each day to 237 per day, according to U.S. CDC data. Hospitalizations have actually reached their greatest level since May, too, and are extremely amongst unvaccinated invidividuals.
In close-by Massachusetts, which like Maine has a high vaccination rate, everyday cases have increased from 79 on typical to 334 in two weeks, the length of one incubation period. New Hampshires daily cases have actually more than doubled from 21 to 47 typically in that time.
Florida, whose vaccination rate is 15 percentage points lower than Maines, has seen its typical variety of daily cases blow up from 2,476 to 8,107 in two weeks.
On vaccinations, Maine remains stuck at 60 percent of all residents who have been fully immunized and 67 percent of qualified people age 12 and older. Although the state ranks behind only Vermont and Massachusetts, the rate hasnt moved much in several weeks. And there are still huge gaps in vaccinations in younger individuals and in some geographical areas.
Amongst Mainers 40 and older, 77 percent have been totally vaccinated, however for those between the ages of 12 and 39, the rate is just 52 percent.
There are five counties in Maine where the vaccination rate is at least 60 percent, led by Cumberland County at 71 percent. On the other end, two counties– Somerset and Piscataquis– have yet to reach the 50 percent threshold.
The state is still promoting vaccine options. The Maine CDC revealed that people can go to the Clinton Fire Station from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday to get immunized.
This story will be updated.

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As of Wednesday, the seven-day case average in the U.S. was 37,673, compared to 14,892 cases on typical two weeks ago. Deaths have actually increased over the time from 164 per day to 237 per day, according to U.S. CDC information. On vaccinations, Maine stays stuck at 60 percent of all homeowners who have been fully immunized and 67 percent of eligible individuals age 12 and older. The state ranks behind just Vermont and Massachusetts, the rate hasnt moved much in a number of weeks. And there are still huge gaps in vaccinations in more youthful people and in some geographical locations.

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