Maine Reports 32 New Cases of COVID-19
Maine reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. There were no additional deaths.
The seven-day average of new daily cases was 25.1, down from 34.9 a week ago and 192.9 a month ago. At the height of the pandemic in mid-January, Maine often exceeded 600 new cases per day.
Since the start of the pandemic, Maine has recorded 69,021 cases of COVID-19 and 858 deaths.
On the vaccination front, 775,491 people in Maine have received their last doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 57.7% of the state’s 1.3 million people.
In an attempt to further increase vaccination rates, Maine has launched a raffle called “Don’t Miss Your Shot: Vaccinationland Sweepstakes” where the winner, to be announced on July 4, will receive $ 1 for each person in the contest. Maine with at least one hit. The registration deadline is Wednesday midnight.
As of Monday, 285,452 people had registered for the draw. Only those who have received at least one dose are eligible for the prize.
However, vaccinations in Maine have slowed at a breakneck pace, with 8,816 doses administered in the most recent week, up to Monday, up from 19,699 the week before. At the end of April, when the Mainers called for shots, the state was giving around 85,000 to 90,000 a week.
Meanwhile, the Maine Hospital Association is advocating for the state to require all healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, once federal regulators fully approve the vaccines.
The vaccines currently in use – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – were approved in 2020 and early 2021 by the FDA under emergency use authorization. Studies have shown that the vaccines worked – and worked safely and effectively because they were given to millions of people around the world as of December.
The full approval process is taking longer, but the vaccines have been cleared by the FDA for emergency use due to the global pandemic.
Health care worker immunization data released by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention last week shows large variations in immunization rates between hospitals and nursing homes across the state.
This story will be updated.
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