The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine declined on Sunday, the state reported.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said 90 patients were in hospitals statewide with the coronavirus, seven fewer than on Saturday. Of those, 19 were in critical care units and five on ventilators. That is a dramatic improvement from the height of the omicron surge, when on Jan. 13 there were 436 patients hospitalized with the virus in Maine.

The state does not typically report additional deaths from COVID-19 or new cases on Sunday and Monday. On Saturday, the Maine CDC reported one additional death and 236 new cases of the virus.

Since the pandemic began, the Maine CDC has logged 237,717 cases of the coronavirus, but that number does not include people who tested positive from home tests. The death toll from COVID-19 now numbers 2,222 in Maine.

Like the majority of the country, all of Maine is deemed to be at low or moderate risk of community spread of COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Thursday the CDC reclassified Aroostook County from low risk to moderate risk, which means case counts and hospitalizations are somewhat elevated there, and residents at high health risk should resume wearing masks indoors.

The guidelines are based on case counts, hospitalizations and hospital capacity. Low risk does not mean the virus is not spreading, but does indicate the rate of infections is not likely to place a strain on hospitals.

As of Saturday, 80.12 percent of Maine’s eligible population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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