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31 additional COVID deaths reported in Maine on Friday, as hospitalizations stay flat

The Maine CDC is reporting 31 additional deaths of people with COVID-19 on Friday. The agency identified most of those after reviewing old records.

The number of hospitalized COVID patients has mostly been dropping since January.

Today's count, 163, is the same as yesterday's, but the number of patients in critical care has fallen by 5, to 36. Thirteen are on ventilators.

The state is reporting 998 new coronavirus infections today, but that may not include new cases identified through at-home testing.

Corrected: March 4, 2022 at 1:21 PM EST
A previous version of this piece misstated the number of COVID deaths reported in Maine on Friday. It also said there's a backlog of positive cases at the Maine CDC, but the agency says it has now reviewed all older test results.