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The Maine CDC has added 3 COVID-19 deaths and 698 cases on Saturday

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Robert F. Bukaty
In this Oct. 7, 2021, file photo, Sarah Staffiere adjusts a face covering on her daughter, Natalie, before school in Waterville, Maine.

Nearly 700 cases of COVID-19 have been added in Maine on Saturday.

The state CDC has also reported 3 additional deaths from the disease.

In the last week, Maine has added an average of 502 cases per day. That number has crept upward from 470 at the beginning of the month.

As of Friday, 223 Mainers were hospitalized with COVID-19, with 78 in critical care and 38 on ventilators.