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Maine reports 897 new coronavirus infections, 10 deaths since end of last week

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine.

Maine is reporting 897 new cases of COVID-19 since the end of last week.

Those numbers include updated case data from Sunday and Monday. They come as the Maine CDC continues to work through a backlog of positive test results stretching back about a week.

The seven-day average of new cases is now 595, which is down slightly from a recent peak of 611 at the end of the last week.

The state is also reporting 10 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday.

There were 192 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine on Monday, down from a pandemic high of 214 two weeks earlier.