Another five Mainers have died as health officials on Tuesday reported 425 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 5,603. 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 5,749 on Monday.
Two men and three women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 777. Two lived in Androscoggin County, one in Cumberland County, one in Oxford County and one in Piscataquis County. Of those, three were in their 80s and two in their 70s and 50s.
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Tuesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 60,430, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 60,005 on Monday.
Of those, 45,059 have been confirmed positive, while 15,371 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 3.18 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 451.51.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 361.4, up from 359.3 a day ago, down from 452.4 a week ago and up from 196.6 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, 1,829 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 119 are currently hospitalized, with 49 in critical care and 14 on ventilators. Currently, 93 out of 378 critical care beds and 247 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Tuesday was 13.67 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (7,032), Aroostook (1,643), Cumberland (15,958), Franklin (1,205), Hancock (1,223), Kennebec (5,556), Knox (957), Lincoln (826), Oxford (3,176), Penobscot (5,311), Piscataquis (439), Sagadahoc (1,238), Somerset (1,843), Waldo (826), Washington (825) and York (12,370) counties. Information about where an additional two cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 6,452 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 3.8 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,374,602 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.79 percent.
An additional 5,869 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 613,854 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 483,953 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 114 new cases on Tuesday and two deaths. Vermont reported 41 new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 881 new cases and 12 deaths.
As of Tuesday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 32,161,109 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 573,201 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Nationwide, 232 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of one million doses since Monday, according to Bloomberg.