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5 more Mainers die and 1,462 new coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday

Gary Ramos
Robert F. Bukaty
Gary Ramos, of Liberty, Maine, wearing a rabbit fur hat, waits with others to receive a vaccination at a COVID-19 clinic at the Augusta Armory, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Augusta, Maine.

Maine is reporting 1,462 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday. That brings the seven-day average of new cases to 934.

The state CDC is reporting five additional deaths of people with COVID-19.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state have dipped slightly from yesterday's record 387. Currently 375 people are hospitalized. One-hundred twenty four are in critical care and 60 are on ventilators.