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Maine reports 572 new coronavirus cases, 6 deaths on Thursday

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
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AP
A man wears a mask to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Maine.

Maine is reporting another 572 cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, as the infection continues to circulate at high levels here despite a downward national trend in new cases since September.

Maine is now averaging 34 cases per 100,000 residents each day, according to NPR. It's one of 26 states where that number is above 25, suggesting the virus is spreading unchecked through many communities.

The seven-day average of new cases has been hovering around 460 for the last week. That's down from a recent peak of more than 600 in early October but higher than it was two weeks ago.

The state CDC is reporting six more deaths from COVID-19 today.

Two hundred and six people are hospitalized with the disease today. Eighty are in critical care and 33 are on ventilators.

Corrected: October 28, 2021 at 1:26 PM EDT
An earlier version of this article misstated Maine's average coronavirus case rate.