Health officials on Sunday reported 50 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 852. 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 889 on Saturday.
No new deaths were reported, leaving the statewide death toll at 845.
It’s the 10th straight day when Maine saw new coronavirus cases slip below the triple digits, a level of transmission that seemed unthinkable this past winter when infections surged well over 800 a day at times. It comes as Gov. Janet Mills on Friday declared that the civil state of emergency Maine has lived under since April 2020 will finally be allowed to expire June 30.
Sunday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 68,590, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 68,540 on Saturday.
Of those, 50,160 have been confirmed positive, while 18,430 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Sunday was 0.37 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 512.48.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 51.9, down from 55.9 a day ago, down from 70.7 a week ago and down from 266.1 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, 2,048 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Thirty-nine of those are currently hospitalized with 23 in critical care and 12 on a ventilator. Currently, 88 out of 372 critical care beds and 240 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 452 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Sunday was 15.30 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,360), Aroostook (1,885), Cumberland (17,198), Franklin (1,367), Hancock (1,370), Kennebec (6,562), Knox (1,143), Lincoln (1,076), Oxford (3,624), Penobscot (6,285), Piscataquis (574), Sagadahoc (1,472), Somerset (2,260), Waldo (1,046), Washington (930) and York (13,435) counties. Information about an additional three cases was not immediately available.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
As of Saturday, 731,802 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 746,673 have received a final dose.
As of Sunday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 33,457,794 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 599,672 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.