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Health officials confirmed another 17 cases of the new coronavirus in the state on Tuesday.
There have now been 1,040 confirmed coronavirus cases across all of Maine’s counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 1,023 on Monday.
The statewide death toll stands at 51. No new deaths were reported Tuesday.
So far, 163 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, 33 people are currently hospitalized, with 17 in critical care and seven on ventilators, according to the Maine CDC.
Meanwhile, another 585 people have fully recovered from the coronavirus, meaning there are 404 active cases in the state. That’s down from 423 on Monday.
A majority of the cases have been in Mainers over age 50, while they are almost evenly split between women and men, according to the Maine CDC.
Another 16,784 people have tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the Maine CDC.
Nirav Shah, director of the Maine CDC, said Tuesday that 245 out of the 1,040 cases were healthcare workers.
Shah also gave an update on the cases at congregate care facilities statewide on Thursday with the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation reporting 75 cases; Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington reporting 14 cases; Falmouth by the Sea reporting 32 cases; Maine Veterans’ Homes in Scarborough reporting 51 cases, Tall Pines in Belfast reporting 43 cases; and The Cedars in Portland reporting 14 cases. The numbers include both residents and staff.
So far, the coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 466 cases have been confirmed and where the bulk of deaths from the virus — 24 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 42, 57 and 200 cases, respectively — where “community transmission” has been confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.
There are two criteria for establishing community transmission: at least 10 confirmed cases and that at least 25 percent of those are not connected to either known cases or travel. That second condition has not yet been “satisfied” in other counties.
Other cases have been detected in Aroostook (5), Franklin (27), Hancock (10), Kennebec (103), Knox (15), Lincoln (12), Oxford (15), Piscataquis (1), Sagadahoc (18), Somerset (18), Waldo (48) and Washington (2) counties. Information about where another case was detected was not immediately available Tuesday.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the coronavirus has sickened 1,004,908 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as caused 57,812 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Watch: Nirav Shah on tracing the origins of coronavirus cases in Maine