Another 41 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Saturday.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 640. 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 696 on Friday.
No new deaths were reported Saturday, leaving the statewide death toll standing at 854.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 68,794, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 68,753 on Friday.
Of those, 50,308 have been confirmed positive, while 18,486 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 0.31 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 514.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 39.7, down from 41.1 a day ago, down from 55.7 a week ago and down from 225.3 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, 2,062 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 30 are currently hospitalized with 15 in critical care and six on a ventilator. Overall, 85 out of 373 critical care beds and 230 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 451 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 15.41 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,380), Aroostook (1,895), Cumberland (17,221), Franklin (1,377), Hancock (1,371), Kennebec (6,589), Knox (1,145), Lincoln (1,078), Oxford (3,634), Penobscot (6,316), Piscataquis (580), Sagadahoc (1,473), Somerset (2,277), Waldo (1,049), Washington (936) and York (13,472) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 3,661 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 1.4 percent came back positive.
An additional 667 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 737,221 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 764,171 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 29 new cases on Saturday and one death. Vermont reported three new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 76 new cases and three deaths.
As of Saturday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 33,518,621 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 601,626 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.