Another Mainer has died as health officials on Saturday reported 197 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,073. 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 up from 2,036 on Friday.
A man from Oxford County succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 702.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 44,492, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 44,295 on Friday.
Of those, 35,058 have been confirmed positive, while 9,434 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
TRACKING THE CORONAVIRUS IN MAINE
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 1.47 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 332.43.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 162.9, up from 155.4 a day ago, up from 137.4 a week ago and down from 458.1 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, 1,525 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Seventy-four are currently hospitalized with 24 in critical care beds and eight on a ventilator. Currently 95 out of 390 critical care beds and 247 out of 319 ventilators are still available. Meanwhile, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 11.39 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,795), Aroostook (1,270), Cumberland (12,484), Franklin (899), Hancock (902), Kennebec (3,622), Knox (638), Lincoln (579), Oxford (2,201), Penobscot (3,899), Piscataquis (276), Sagadahoc (884), Somerset (1,239), Waldo (582), Washington (721) and York (9,501) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
An additional 10,406 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. In total, 222,405 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 116,258 have received two doses.
New Hampshire reported 325 new cases on Saturday and four deaths. Vermont reported 123 new cases and one death, and Massachusetts reported 1,987 new cases and 46 deaths.
As of Saturday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 28,552,094 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 511,982 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Nationwide, 72.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of 2.3 million doses since Friday, according to Bloomberg.