Another Mainer has died as health officials on Friday reported 134 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,425. This is an estimation of the current number of active cases in the state, as the Maine CDC is no longer tracking recoveries for all patients. That’s down from 2,291 on Thursday.
A man in his 70s from Washington County succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 656.
TRACKING THE CORONAVIRUS IN MAINE
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 43,224, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 43,090 on Thursday.
Of those, 34,333 have been confirmed positive, while 8,891 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 1.00 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 322.95.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 141.1, down from 148.6 a day ago, down from 207.6 a week ago and down from 663.4 a month ago. That average peaked on Jan. 14 at 625.3.
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, 1,503 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. As of Friday, 87 Mainers are hospitalized with 29 in critical care and seven on a ventilator. Currently, 106 out of 389 critical care beds are available. Meanwhile, 254 out of 319 ventilators are available, with 446 alternative ventilators available as well.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 11.23 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,666), Aroostook (1,252), Cumberland (12,160), Franklin (881), Hancock (867), Kennebec (3,522), Knox (620), Lincoln (559), Oxford (2,144), Penobscot (3,748), Piscataquis (244), Sagadahoc (862), Somerset (1,227), Waldo (570), Washington (699) and York (9,203) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
An additional 12,815 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 193,284 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 85,522 have received two doses.
New Hampshire reported 434 new cases on Friday and two deaths. Vermont reported 153 new cases and two deaths, and Massachusetts reported 2,040 new cases and 63 deaths.
As of Friday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 27,961,870 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 495,334 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Nationwide, 60.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, according to Bloomberg.