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Maine reports more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
A woman wears a face covering to help prevent the spread of coronavirus at a restaurant, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Portland, Maine.

The Maine CDC is reporting 1,042 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The single-day jump is the state’s largest during the entire pandemic.

The seven-day average of new cases is now at 506.

No additional deaths were reported on Wednesday.

For the fifth time in a week, the state has also set a new record for COVID hospitalizations. Two hundred and eighty people are hospitalized with the disease in Maine today. Seventy-seven are reported to be in critical care and 36 on ventilators.