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Maine reports 27 deaths and 1,286 new coronavirus cases on Thursday

Coronavirus shots Maine Great Cranberry Island
Robert F. Bukaty
Associated Press
FILE- Maureen Giffen administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Josh Gray in a community center on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, Friday, March 19, 2021.

Maine is reporting 1,286 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. The seven-day average of new infections is now 1,048.

The state CDC is reporting 27 additional deaths from the disease.

On Wednesday, a record 380 people in Maine were hospitalized with COVID-19. 122 were in critical care and 60 were on ventilators.

The Maine CDC is holding a briefing on the pandemic today at 2 pm. Maine Public will bring that to you live.