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

Virus Outbreak
Robert F. Bukaty
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.