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Hospitalizations hit record level as Maine CDC adds 3 deaths, 1,555 COVID-19 cases on Thursday

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Robert F. Bukaty
Commuters brave the single digit temperatures as they arrive on a ferry, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Portland, Maine.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine hit another record high today, and three more Mainers have died. That's according to the state CDC, which added 1,555 cases to the state's total on Thursday.

Maine's seven-day rolling average, which had been ticking upward since the holiday season, has again surpassed 1,000. That figure is near record high levels set in mid-December.

Four-hundred thirty six people are hospitalized with the disease in the state, up from 413 on Wednesday. Hospitalizations have jumped by nearly 33% in Maine over the past two weeks.

One-hundred three people are in critical care and 53 are on ventilators.