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Maine's seven-day average of new COVID cases has topped 1,000 for first time

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
A patient waits to be tested at a mobile testing location for COVID-19, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Auburn, Maine.

Maine is reporting 1,383 new cases of the coronavirus since the end of last week.

That includes data from Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The seven-day average of new infections is now 1,040. That's the first time it's topped 1,000 in the whole pandemic.

The state CDC says nine more people have died with COVID-19.

On Monday, 369 people were hospitalized with the disease, including 115 in critical care and 57 on ventilators.