An illuminated sign about masks in Maine is posted along Rt.1 in Ogunquit. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Another Mainer has died as health officials on Friday reported 243 more coronavirus cases across the state.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,618. 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 2,605 on Thursday.

A Cumberland County man in his 60s has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 728.

Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 48,070, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 47,832 on Thursday.

The new case rate statewide Friday is 1.78 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide is 359.16.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 204.3, up from 200.7 a day ago, up from 175.6 a week ago and up from 137.4 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, 1,618 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19. Currently, 77 Mainers are hospitalized; of those, 22 are in critical care and nine are on ventilators. Of 319 ventilators in the state, 251 are available.

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 12.09 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (5,080), Aroostook (1,340), Cumberland (13,447), Franklin (954), Hancock (986), Kennebec (4,043), Knox (753), Lincoln (624), Oxford (2,370), Penobscot (4,302), Piscataquis (369), Sagadahoc (935), Somerset (1,307), Waldo (671), Washington (749) and York (10,140) counties.

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

An additional 7,027 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 352,196 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 210,287 have received their final dose.

New Hampshire reported 335 new cases on Friday and 5 deaths. Vermont reported 141 new cases and no deaths, and Massachusetts reported 1,941 new cases and 27 deaths.

As of Friday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 29,726,580 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 541,036 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. 

Lindsay Putnam

Lindsay Putnam is a senior editor for sports and features at the Bangor Daily News. Lindsay previously worked as an editor and reporter at the New York Post. She's a York Beach native and Colby College...