Another 36 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Friday.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 696. 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 731 on Thursday.
No new deaths were reported Friday, leaving the statewide death toll standing at 854.
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 68,753, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 68,717 on Thursday.
Of those, 50,280 have been confirmed positive, while 18,473 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 0.27 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 513.69.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 41.1, down from 42 a day ago, down from 61.9 a week ago and down from 239.3 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, 2,061 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, 88 out of 371 critical care beds and 236 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 451 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 15.40 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,376), Aroostook (1,890), Cumberland (17,213), Franklin (1,377), Hancock (1,371), Kennebec (6,588), Knox (1,145), Lincoln (1,078), Oxford (3,634), Penobscot (6,311), Piscataquis (579), Sagadahoc (1,473), Somerset (2,273), Waldo (1,049), Washington (933) and York (13,463) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 3,761 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 1.1 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,710,461 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.78 percent.
An additional 1,463 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 736,554 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 762,189 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 29 new cases on Friday and two deaths. Vermont reported nine new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 107 new cases and four deaths.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 33,511,296 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 600,985 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.