The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and new infections have both held steady in Maine for several weeks, even as the counts have climbed nationwide.

The state has reported an average of about 200 cases a day since early June. And the number of hospitalized patients with the virus has fluctuated between 110 and 140 over the same period.

Meanwhile, cases and hospitalizations nationwide have climbed steadily over the past six weeks, led by increases in California, Florida, Kentucky and other southern states.

The national seven-day case rate is 269 for every 100,000 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maine’s seven-day infection rate is 103 per 100,000, according to federal data. Only Vermont has a lower infection rate.

A total of 118 hospital patients were infected statewide as of Thursday morning, including 13 people in critical care, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There were no patients on ventilators and the state reported no additional deaths.

Many of the COVID-19 patients are hospitalized for other reasons, but tested positive when admitted.

Maine also reported 244 new cases of the virus, a number that does not include infections confirmed with at-home tests.

Since the pandemic began, Maine has recorded 275,482 cases and 2,465 deaths.

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