Maine hospitalizations from COVID-19 dropped slightly again Sunday to 330, the lowest number the state has seen in more than a month.

339 patients were hospitalized on Saturday. The number of patients on ventilators also dropped, from to 34 from 36 the day before, but patients in critical care increased to 85 from 83.

The state does not report new case numbers on Sundays and Mondays, but the decline in hospitalizations is considered a sign the omicron surge might be subsiding.

Despite the decline, the state is still dealing with a high level of severe illness. On Friday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 355 COVID-19 patients in Maine hospitals, an increase of nine from the previous day. Yet before Friday’s increase, the totals for
critical care patients and patients on ventilators had fallen to their lowest points since mid-November. As of Friday, the total number of deaths since the pandemic began 1,804.

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