Another Mainer has died as health officials on Friday reported 288 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 4,224. 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 4,307 on Thursday.
A man in his 60s from Washington County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 794.
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 63,463, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 63,175 on Thursday.
Of those, 47,002 have been confirmed positive, while 16,461 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 2.15 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 474.17.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 327.9, up from 325.9 a day ago, up from 290.9 a week ago and up from 310.4 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, 1,890 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 127 are currently hospitalized, with 47 in critical care and 26 on ventilators. Currently, 81 out of 386 critical care beds and 240 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 451 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 14.12 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (7,607), Aroostook (1,707), Cumberland (16,497), Franklin (1,257), Hancock (1,246), Kennebec (5,916), Knox (1,043), Lincoln (941), Oxford (3,356), Penobscot (5,547), Piscataquis (479), Sagadahoc (1,341), Somerset (1,990), Waldo (887), Washington (842) and York (12,807) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 11,838 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 1.7 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,485,819 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.79 percent.
An additional 2,910 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 650,389 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 566,421 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 253 new cases on Friday and three deaths. Vermont reported 49 new cases and one death, while Massachusetts reported 1,161 new cases and five deaths.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 32,609,558 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 580,120 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.