Five more Mainers have died as health officials on Wednesday reported another 51 coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 803. 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 813 on Tuesday.
Two men and three women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 853. Of those, two were from Aroostook County, two from Cumberland County and one from York County. Two were in their 80s and one each in their 70s, 50s and 40s.
Two of the deaths reported on Wednesday result from a review of death records and occurred on May 30 and May 31, a Maine CDC spokesperson said.
Wednesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 68,683, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 68,632 on Tuesday.
Of those, 50,218 have been confirmed positive, while 18,465 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Wednesday was 0.38 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 513.17.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 46.3, up from 45.9 a day ago, down from 71.9 a week ago and down from 246.6 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, 2,056 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 32 are currently hospitalized with 17 in critical care and seven on a ventilator. Overall, 91 out of 378 critical care beds and 246 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 451 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Wednesday was 15.36 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,369), Aroostook (1,887), Cumberland (17,205), Franklin (1,375), Hancock (1,371), Kennebec (6,577), Knox (1,145), Lincoln (1,078), Oxford (3,630), Penobscot (6,299), Piscataquis (579), Sagadahoc (1,472), Somerset (2,269), Waldo (1,047), Washington (933) and York (13,447) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 3,746 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 1.4 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,701,873 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.79 percent.
An additional 1,019 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Wednesday, 734,075 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 755,887 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 35 new cases on Wednesday and one death. Vermont reported eight new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 79 new cases and two deaths.
As of Wednesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 33,487,415 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 600,313 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.