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COVID-19 cases top over 200,000 in Maine after vital records review

After vital reccords review, COVID-19 cases in the state of Maine have topped over 200,000.
After vital reccords review, COVID-19 cases in the state of Maine have topped over 200,000.(Maine CDC)
Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 8:47 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - 3,556 new COVID-19 cases are being reported making the new state total 202,221.

According to the state agency, this significant increase is due to the processing of backlogged COVID test results using an automated system.

The Maine CDC warns the numbers will remain high for the next several days.

The newly released data also shows nine more Mainers died with the virus.

249 people are now hospitalized with the virus, down 11 from yesterday.

63 people are in critical care, down one from yesterday.

29 people are on ventilators, up two from yesterday.

There are 54 critical care beds available in the state.

2,146 new doses of coronavirus vaccines were administered Tuesday.

1,197 were booster shots.

Due to live soccer on CBS Wednesday afternoon, the Maine CDC briefing will be shown on the CW at 2 p.m.

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