For 2nd straight day, Maine reports its biggest jump in new coronavirus cases
Maine is posting a record-high jump in COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row.
The state CDC is reporting 925 new cases on Thursday. That tops the previous single-day record of 867 from Wednesday.
The seven-day average of new cases is now 588, after more doubling over the last month.
No additional deaths have been reported.
On Wednesday, 225 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Seventy-one were in critical care and 31 were on ventilators.
The high daily counts come as the Maine CDC continues to process a backlog of positive test results. The highly contagious delta variant is driving this latest surge. It's especially hitting pockets of the state with low vaccination rates.