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10 more deaths and 1,302 new coronavirus cases reported in Maine on Thursday

APTOPIX Maine Daily Life
Robert F. Bukaty
The sun shines over Casco Bay, but does little to warm the frigid air for a walker on the Eastern Promenade, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in Portland, Maine. Early morning temperatures were in the single digits Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine is reporting 1,302 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday.

That continues a trend of some of the highest daily case counts of the pandemic for the last few weeks.

The state CDC says 10 additional people have died with COVID-19.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients has jumped this week, hitting 382 on Wednesday. There were 117 people in critical care and 59 on ventilators.