In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, a Little Deer Isle man is handed his vaccine card outside the Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital after getting his first coronavirus vaccine dose. Credit: Natalie Williams / BDN

Health officials on Saturday reported another 491 coronavirus cases.

Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 78,069, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 77,578 on Friday.

Of those, 56,129 have been confirmed positive, while 21,940 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the death toll for the state at 940.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 4,410. 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 4,124 on Friday.

The new case rate statewide Saturday was 3.67 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 583.30.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 383.6, up from 372.3 a day ago, up from 245.4 a week ago and up from 101.4 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.

So far, 2,333 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 160 are currently hospitalized with 56 in critical care and 26 on a ventilator. 

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,915), Aroostook (2,587), Cumberland (18,638), Franklin (1,548), Hancock (1,723), Kennebec (7,284), Knox (1,376), Lincoln (1,251), Oxford (3,936), Penobscot (8,003), Piscataquis (813), Sagadahoc (1,595), Somerset (2,727), Waldo (1,622), Washington (1,090) and York (14,956) counties. Information about an additional five cases was not immediately available Saturday.

As of Saturday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 39,852,576 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 647,593 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.