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