Another Mainer has died as health officials on Monday reported 223 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 3,344. 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 3,299 on Sunday.
A man in his 70s from Hancock County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 746.
TRACKING THE CORONAVIRUS IN MAINE
Monday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 51,986, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 51,763 on Sunday.
Of those, 39,658 have been confirmed positive, while 12,328 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Monday was 1.67 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 388.42.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 282.1, up from 276.6 a day ago, up from 213.7 a week ago and up from 166.6 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, 1,697 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 82 are currently hospitalized, with 32 in critical care and 10 on ventilators. Currently, 93 out of 380 critical care beds and 240 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Monday was 12.68 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (5,539), Aroostook (1,438), Cumberland (14,239), Franklin (1,007), Hancock (1,089), Kennebec (4,454), Knox (821), Lincoln (681), Oxford (2,644), Penobscot (4,733), Piscataquis (390), Sagadahoc (1,020), Somerset (1,443), Waldo (726), Washington (783) and York (10,978) 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.
Out of 6,426 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 6.4 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,125,940 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.68 percent.
An additional 1,085 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Monday, 459,409 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 309,710 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 398 new cases on Monday and two deaths. Vermont reported 344new cases and no deaths.
As of Monday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 30,777,338 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 555,403 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Nationwide, 167 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, according to Bloomberg.