Another 27 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Maine, health officials said Friday.
Friday’s report brings the total coronavirus cases in Maine to 4,115. Of those, 3,697 have been confirmed positive, while 418 were classified as “probable cases,” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
New cases were reported in Androscoggin (5), Cumberland (10), Franklin (2), Oxford (1), Penobscot (6), Sagadahoc (1), Washington (1) and York (1) counties, state data show.
The agency revised Thursday’s cumulative total to 4,088, down from 4,089, meaning there was an increase of 26 over the previous day’s report, state data show. As the Maine CDC continues to investigate previously reported cases, some are determined to have not been the coronavirus, or coronavirus cases not involving Mainers. Those are removed from the state’s cumulative total.
No new deaths were reported Friday, leaving the statewide death toll at 126. Nearly all deaths have been in Mainers over age 60.
So far, 399 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, six people are currently hospitalized, with two in critical care and one on a ventilator.
Meanwhile, 12 more people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing total recoveries to 3,604. That means there are 385 active and “probable” cases in the state, which is up from 371 on Thursday.
A majority of the cases — 2,306 — have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Friday, there have been 207,942 negative test results out of 213,811 overall. Just under 2.5 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.
The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,113 cases have been reported and where the bulk of virus deaths — 69 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 575, 162 and 681 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 reported in Aroostook (33), Franklin (47), Hancock (40), Kennebec (171), Knox (27), Lincoln (35), Oxford (56), Piscataquis (6), Sagadahoc (58), Somerset (35), Waldo (62) and Washington (14) counties.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 5,269,116 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 167,528 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.