In this June 1, 2021, file photo, Alessa Wylie of Greater Portland Landmarks raises a 1901 Maine flag at the top of the Portland Observatory on Munjoy Hill. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Another Mainer has died as health officials on Tuesday reported 69 more coronavirus cases across the state.

It’s the fifth straight day when Maine has seen new infections slip below 100. That comes amid a steep decline in virus transmission that has brought new cases to lows not seen in months after the springs stepped up vaccine drive.

A man in his 50s from Kennebec County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 840.

An additional 883 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 725,689 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 723,970 have received a final dose.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 1,199. 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 1,191 on Monday.

Tuesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 68,331, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 68,262 on Monday.

Of those, 49,983 have been confirmed positive, while 18,348 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 0.52 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 510.54.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 74, down from 69 a day ago, down from 98.7 a week ago and down from 307.7 a month ago. That average peaked on Jan. 14 at 625.3.

The most cases have been detected in Mainers younger than 20, 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, 2,040 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 52 are currently hospitalized with 26 in critical care and 13 on a ventilator. Overall, 73 out of 380 critical care beds and 227 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 451 alternative ventilators are available.

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Tuesday was 15.24 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,325), Aroostook (1,877), Cumberland (17,171), Franklin (1,353), Hancock (1,361), Kennebec (6,530), Knox (1,140), Lincoln (1,068), Oxford (3,610), Penobscot (6,251), Piscataquis (572), Sagadahoc (1,470), Somerset (22,47), Waldo (1,036), Washington (916) and York (13,404) counties.

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

Overall, 2,673,137 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.8 percent.

An additional 883 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 725,689 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 723,970 have received a final dose.

New Hampshire reported 64 new cases on Tuesday and two deaths. Vermont reported 30 new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 112 new cases and four deaths.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 33,383,843 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 598,171 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.