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A record 314 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine

Jennifer Conary
Robert F. Bukaty
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Jennifer Conary looks away as she receives a COVID-19 vaccination, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Auburn, Maine.

Maine is again seeing a record-high number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

The state CDC is reporting 314 patients in the hospital with the disease as of Wednesday morning. The agency is also reporting 993 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths.

Hospitalizations in the state have steadily climbed over the past few weeks amid a surge in cases. Wednesday's count is a notable jump over a day before — the state reported a then-record 298 hospitalizations on Tuesday.

One-hundred three patients are currently in critical care, and 40 are on ventilators.

In the past week, an average of 687 cases have been added each day — a slight dip from yesterday's figure, but still at record-high levels compared to other surges during the pandemic.