In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, pedestrians wear face coverings in Lewiston. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

The Lewiston-Auburn area ranks third in the country for the highest daily average of new COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks.

Lewiston-Auburn has an average of 71 new cases per 100,000 residents per day, according to The New York Times.

There have been 1,077 new cases in Lewiston-Auburn in the past 14 days, according to the newspaper.

Only Muskegon and Flint, both cities in Michigan, have a higher daily average.