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Downward COVID-19 Trend Continues In Maine, With 87 New Cases On Sunday

Virus Outbreak
Robert F. Bukaty
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AP
An ice cream shop advertises for help Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Bar Harbor, Maine. America’s tourist destinations are facing a severe worker shortage just as they try to rebound from a devastating year lost to the pandemic.

Maine has reported 87 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Sunday, extending a downward trend in confirmed infections in the state.

New daily cases rates have generally been dropping since mid-April and the seven-day average of new cases has fallen to 108, its lowest point in almost six months.

A total of 67,738 cases and 825 deaths have been reported in Maine during the pandemic.

As of Saturday morning, 114 people were hospitalized in the state with COVID-19, including 44 in critical care and 20 on ventilators.

More than half the state's population has now been completely vaccinated against the virus.