Spotlight Wellness

Covid cases rising steeply: Masks recommended indoors regardless of vaccination status

In New Gloucester, as well as across the state, Covid-19 cases are rising steeply, with the more transmissible Delta variant accounting for most infections. Locally, the cumulative number, as of August 15th, stands at 324 cases.

“Maine’s high vaccination rate hasn’t been enough to prevent the recent surge, though. With the addition of Wednesday’s new cases, 15 of 16 counties in Maine are now at either high or substantial transmission, which means at least 50 cases per 100,000 people during the most recent seven-day period. That means masks are recommended indoors for everyone regardless of vaccination status everywhere except Sagadahoc County.”
Read more in the Portland Press Herald.

Detailed Covid data is available on the Maine CDC website.

~ Debra Smith