Maine Reports 587 New Coronavirus Infections, 1 Death On Saturday
The Maine CDC is reporting 587 new coronavirus infections on Saturday.
That marks a slight dip from the recent jumps in cases — it's the first time that number was below 600 in the past five days — but they could still go up again next week. State health investigators have recently been working through a large backlog of test results.
One more death from COVID-19 has also been reported.
The high case counts come as the delta variant continues to drive a late summer spike in infections and hospitals are swamped with COVID-19 patients.
On Friday, 201 patients were hospitalized with the disease, including 76 in critical care and 34 on ventilators.