January 23, 2022

Maine’s COVID-19 hospitalizations surge shows no signs of slowing, new record set Thursday – WMTW Portland

Maine continues to see record numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations as the omicron surge hits the state.The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday that there were 436 people in Maine hospitals with the virus, which is an increase of 23 patients from the record of 413 set on Wednesday.Updated data showed 103 people in the intensive care unit, while 53 people were on ventilators.Hospitalizations have increased by more than 100 over the past two weeks. However, the number of people in the ICU and on ventilators have remained relatively flat.The state also reported an additional 1,555 COVID-19 cases Thursday and three new deaths. Kennebec County reported two new deaths, while Cumberland County reported one new death.The seven-day average for new daily cases increased to 1,037.

Maine continues to see record numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations as the omicron surge hits the state.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday that there were 436 people in Maine hospitals with the virus, which is an increase of 23 patients from the record of 413 set on Wednesday.

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Updated data showed 103 people in the intensive care unit, while 53 people were on ventilators.

Hospitalizations have increased by more than 100 over the past two weeks. However, the number of people in the ICU and on ventilators have remained relatively flat.

The state also reported an additional 1,555 COVID-19 cases Thursday and three new deaths.

Kennebec County reported two new deaths, while Cumberland County reported one new death.

The seven-day average for new daily cases increased to 1,037.

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