AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The director of the Maine Center for Disease Control expects another spike in COVID-19 cases in coming days because of people traveling and gathering around Christmas — and a corresponding increase in testing. 

Dr. Nirav Shah said all of those factors point to an increasing number of positive COVID-19 tests in coming days. 

He said the state saw a similar increase after Thanksgiving, so hospitals are prepared.

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