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26 more people die and 1,326 new COVID cases reported in Maine on Wednesday

Virus Outbreak Maine
Robert F. Bukaty
A man wears a mask to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Maine. State officials reported more cases of COVID-19.

Maine is reporting 1,326 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

The daily coronavirus counts have been some of the highest of the pandemic in recent weeks, but the real number is likely higher as testing sites try to keep up with demand and people use at-home tests that aren't reported to the state.

The Maine CDC is reporting 26 additional deaths of people with COVID-19.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients has climbed in recent days, hitting 382 on Wednesday. There are 117 people in critical care and 59 on ventilators.

The Maine CDC will deliver its regular weekly presentation on COVID-19 at 2 pm. Maine Public will bring that to you live.