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Maine CDC reports 178 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Wednesday

A man wears a face covering to protect against the spread of COVID-19, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Lewiston, Maine.
Robert F. Bukaty
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A man wears a face covering to protect against the spread of COVID-19, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Lewiston, Maine.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maine have been ticking up, as have the number of patients in critical care.

According to the latest state CDC data, 178 people are currently hospitalized, compared with 171 two weeks ago. The number has consistently exceeded 170 since mid-February, a level not seen since October.

The number of people in critical care is 35. Two weeks ago, that number was 23.