Maine on Wednesday reported 306 new cases of COVID-19 and a further 20 deaths.
The deaths reported Wednesday likely include people who died weeks ago and were added to the state’s official census after a periodic review of death certificates by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC also reported 115 COVID admissions as of Wednesday. Of hospitalized patients, 24 were in critical care and 7 were in respirator.
These figures represent a small drop from Tuesday, when 116 patients were admitted and 25 of them were in intensive care.
COVID transmission has been on a downward trend in Maine since the height of the state’s omicron wave in early 2022. In mid-January, the state occupied close to 1,000 new cases a day.
Conditions are also improving nationally. Monday data from the US CDC, the latest available, shows 47,600 new cases. That is a drop from a maximum of over 800,000 cases per day in mid-January.
During the pandemic, Maine has seen 232,953 COVID cases, 2,167 deaths and 4,471 hospitalizations.