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Maine reports 600 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths on Saturday

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
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AP
A worker at a gift shop regulated the number of customers allowed in the store due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Maine.

New cases of the coronavirus have been trending downward in Maine for the last five days.

The state CDC reported 600 new infections on Saturday, which brings the seven-day average of new cases to 497. That's down from a recent high of 611 last weekend.

The state is also reporting five more people have died from COVID-19.

On Friday, 156 Mainers were hospitalized with the disease, including 44 in critical care and 23 on ventilators.