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Maine's New Coronavirus Case Count Remains Slightly Elevated On Friday

Virus Outbreak Maine Daily Life
Robert F. Bukaty
A man takes a look at nautical-themed gifts on display outside a shop, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Maine has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country with more than two-thirds of the population over age 12 fully vaccinated.

Maine is again reporting a slightly higher number of daily coronavirus cases.

The state CDC is reporting 45 new infections on Friday, and the seven-day average of new cases has now topped 25 for the first time since late June.

The state is also reporting one new death from the disease.

Twenty-nine people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Thursday morning. Fifteen were in critical care and six were on ventilators.

The Maine CDC reports that just about 60% of Maine residents are now vaccinated against the disease. That number rises to 68% for those eligible to receive the shots.