A masked man sits alone with his phone on Portland's Eastern prom on Thursday Jan. 14, 2021. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Another four Mainers have died as health officials on Saturday reported 324 more coronavirus cases.

One Androscoggin county resident, two Cumberland county residents and one Penobscot county resident died, bringing the statewide death toll to 544.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 485.1, down from 501.4 a day ago, down from 609.1 a week ago and up from 4760 a month ago.

The new case rate statewide Saturday is 2.42 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide is 273.45.

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Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 36,598, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 36,274 on Friday.

Of those, 29,780 have been confirmed positive, while 6,818 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The most cases have been detected in Mainers in their 20s, while Mainers over 80 years old make up the majority of deaths. More cases and deaths have been recorded in women than men.

 For a complete breakdown of the age and sex demographics of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, use the interactive graphic below. 

So far, 1,322 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Additional information about the hospitalizations were not immediately available.  Of those, 185 are currently hospitalized with 57 in critical care and 19 on a ventilator. That’s five fewer COVID-19 patients who are in the hospital, four fewer in critical care and  the same who on ventilators as yesterday.

There are 94 remaining ICU beds available across the state.

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday is 9.88 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,009), Aroostook (1,083), Cumberland (10,563), Franklin (666), Hancock (719), Kennebec (2,854), Knox (543), Lincoln (437), Oxford (1,755), Penobscot (3,146), Piscataquis (181), Sagadahoc (695), Somerset (1,034), Waldo (464), Washington (556) and York (7,892) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.

For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below. 

As of Friday, 1,453,988 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.94 percent. As of Saturday, 104,926 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, with 21,904 who have received two doses.

New Hampshire reported 657 new cases on Saturday and nine deaths. Vermont reported 179 new cases and one death, and Massachusetts reported 5,272 new cases and 81 deaths.

As of Saturday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 24,962,813 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 416,907 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

Nationwide, 39.9 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, according to Bloomberg.

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