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Maine reports 795 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths on Friday

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
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AP
A worker at a gift shop regulated the number of customers allowed in the store due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Maine. State officials reported more cases of COVID-19.

Maine is reporting 795 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

The Maine CDC says two more people have died with the disease. The state's pandemic death toll is now 1,332.

The delta variant is continuing to drive the surge of cases in Maine. It's straining hospitals that have faced record high numbers of coronavirus patients over the last couple weeks.

On Friday, 329 people are in Maine hospitals with COVID, including 104 in critical care and 52 on ventilators. The state CDC says two-thirds of the hospitalized patients are unvaccinated.