Another 126 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Wednesday.
Wednesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 70,844, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 70,718 on Tuesday.
Of those, 51,651 have been confirmed positive, while 19,193 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 1,170. 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 up from 1,091 on Tuesday.
The new case rate statewide Wednesday was 0.94 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 529.32.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 103, up from 93.1 a day ago, up from 66.9 a week ago and up from 22 a month ago. That average peaked on Jan. 14 at 625.3.
No new deaths were reported Wednesday, leaving the statewide death toll at 900.
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.
So far, 2,159 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Information about those who are currently hospitalized wasn’t immediately available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Wednesday was 16.13 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,521), Aroostook (1,999), Cumberland (17,626), Franklin (1,422), Hancock (1,431), Kennebec (6,767), Knox (1,203), Lincoln (1,129), Oxford (3,706), Penobscot (6,561), Piscataquis (613), Sagadahoc (1,490), Somerset (2,355), Waldo (1,170), Washington (965) and York (13,886) counties.
An additional 723 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Wednesday, 769,763 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 817,929 have received a final dose.
As of Wednesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 35,242,078 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 614,317 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Correction: An earlier version of this report misstated the number of cases reported in the past 14 days.