Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday, Nov. 30, that three more people have died from COVID-19 since yesterday.

All were women in their 80s, Shah said. One was from Somerset County and two were  from Penobscot County. "This marks the 192nd, 193rd and 194th deaths in the state," Shah said.

Additionally, he said, 249 people have contracted COVID-19 since yesterday. In all, Maine has seen 11,757 total cases since the start of the pandemic. In the past 30 days, 191 people have been hospitalized and currently there are 139 people in the hospital; 48 in intensive care units and 22 on ventilators.

Currently statewide, Shah said, 99 intensive care units are available.

Of all the new cases since Sunday, 26% are from Androscoggin County, 23% are from Cumberland County, and 21% are from York County.

In Waldo County, there was one new COVID-19 case since Sunday, bringing the overall total to 229, with 37 active cases and 16 deaths.

Shah said that since Friday, investigations have been opened at Perry Transport Paving in Poland, where five employees have tested positive; Long Creek Youth Development in Portland with six cases among employees; Penobscot Community Health, with three cases; Auburn Public Works, with seven cases; and Dexter EMS station, with eight cases.

Also, Granite Bay Care in Saco, with three cases; Nokomis Regional High School in Newport with six cases; and Westbrook High School with three cases.

Over the past several days, Shah said, the Island Nursing Home in Deer Isle has been grappling with an outbreak. Currently there are 44 cases, including 25 residents, 10 nurses, and nine other staff members.

When asked about the timeline for a vaccine rollout, Shah said the preliminary numbers show Maine receiving 12,000 doses, which would treat 6,000 people with the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine, which is 95% effective in treating the disease, will be prioritized by facilities that have ultracold storage capabilities within the state.

The first to receive the vaccine will be health care workers at elevated risk of exposure, Shah said. The Maine CDC will work with facilities to identify candidates and make plans to vaccinate them, but added that they are still waiting for clarity from the federal CDC.

"Our goal is to vaccinate with velocity and equity once the vaccine is available," he said.