Maine COVID-19 hospital admissions rise to the highest level in more than a month
Maine COVID-19 hospital admissions rise to the highest level in more than a month

Maine COVID-19 hospital admissions rise to the highest level in more than a month

The number of patients with COVID-19 in hospitals in Maine rose to 107 on Thursday, the highest level since March 18.

Hospital admissions have been fluctuating since mid-March, mostly remaining just under 100, although the number of new cases has increased in recent weeks. The nationwide patient population rose from 100 on Wednesday to 107 on Thursday, with 18 patients in critical care and two on ventilators.

Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention also reported 439 new cases of COVID on Thursday and a further death. Since the pandemic began, Maine has recorded 241,249 cases and 2,278 deaths.

Like much of the Northeast, Maine’s cases have increased over the last few weeks with the advent of the BA.2 omicron subvariant, which is more contagious than the original omicron variant.

Public health experts do not project a large jump in hospitalizations because both omicron variants tend to cause less severe cases, and with high levels of the population immunized through vaccination and previous infection, there are fewer people to infect. Also, people who are vaccinated and get breakthrough cases of COVID-19 are much more likely to get a mild version and do not need hospitalization.

Most patients in need of hospital treatment have not been fully vaccinated.

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