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Maine's Daily COVID-19 Count Reaches Triple Digits For Third Day

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Robert F. Bukaty
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AP
Ferry passengers disembark in the rain from Tropical Storm Elsa, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Portland, Maine.

The state is reporting another 145 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. That brings the seven-day average of new infections to 110 — its highest point since late spring.

No additional deaths have been reported for the last six days.

Forty-four people were hospitalized with the virus on Thursday morning. Eighteen were in critical care and seven were on ventilators.

The state CDC reports that 61% of all Mainers have now gotten vaccinated against COVID-19.

Seven Maine counties now fall under the state's indoor face mask guidance because of higher transmission of the virus.