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Maine Reports 185 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 Death On Friday

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
A man wears a face covering, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Portland, Maine. COVID-19 continues to spread in Maine at increasing rates due to the highly transmissible delta variant.

The number of daily coronavirus cases reported in Maine has been hovering just shy of 200 for a few days now.

The state CDC is reporting 185 new infections on Friday. The seven-day average of new infections now stands at 156.

One additional person has died from the disease.

Ninety-three people were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday. Forty-four were in critical care and 19 were on ventilators.