How Washington County measures up in COVID battle

by Ruth Leubecker

Climbing numbers and shrinking test sites provide the foreground picture of Maine’s coronavirus battlefront, as CDC’s Dr. Nirav Shah continues his Wednesday briefings.

“Unfortunately, there are 26 more deaths to report today,” said Shah, in opening his first briefing in 2022. “Three hundred eighty-two are hospitalized, 117 in critical care and 59 are on ventilators. Seventy percent of those in hospitals are not fully vaccinated.”

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