Another Mainer has died as health officials on Thursday reported 34 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 731. 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 803 on Wednesday.
A woman in her 70s from Washington County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 854.
Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 68,717, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 68,683 on Wednesday.
Of those, 50,245 have been confirmed positive, while 18,472 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Thursday was 0.25 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 513.42.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 42, down from 45.7 a day ago, down from 66.7 a week ago and down from 245.6 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, 2,059 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 31 are currently hospitalized with 15 in critical care and five 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 Thursday was 15.38 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,372), Aroostook (1,887), Cumberland (17,205), Franklin (1,375), Hancock (1,371), Kennebec (6,584), Knox (1,145), Lincoln (1,078), Oxford (3,632), Penobscot (6,306), Piscataquis (579), Sagadahoc (1,473), Somerset (2,271), Waldo (1,048), Washington (934) and York (13,457) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 4,703 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 1.2 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,706,643 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.79 percent.
An additional 1,016 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Thursday, 735,091 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 758,813 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 19 new cases on Thursday and no deaths. Vermont reported nine new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 68 new cases and four deaths.
As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 33,499,817 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 600,669 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.