Another Mainer has died as health officials on Wednesday reported 348 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 4,392. 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 4,544 on Tuesday.
A woman in her 60s from Androscoggin County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 791.
Wednesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 62,857, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 62,509 on Tuesday.
Of those, 46,656 have been confirmed positive, while 16,201 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Wednesday was 2.60 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 469.64.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 317.3, up from 306.9 a day ago, down from 326.9 a week ago and up from 279.6 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, 1,881 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 132 are currently hospitalized, with 51 in critical care and 24 on ventilators. Currently, 72 out of 388 critical care beds and 234 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Wednesday was 14.05 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (7,498), Aroostook (1,693), Cumberland (16,400), Franklin (1,247), Hancock (1,241), Kennebec (5,846), Knox (1,026), Lincoln (914), Oxford (3,326), Penobscot (5,496), Piscataquis (463), Sagadahoc (1,322), Somerset (1,962), Waldo (876), Washington (841) and York (12,706) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 13,547 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 2.4 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,460,614 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.79 percent.
An additional 3,493 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Wednesday, 644,889 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 543,408 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 208 new cases on Wednesday and two deaths. Vermont reported 33 new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 854 new cases and five deaths.
As of Wednesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 32,548,953 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 579,195 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.