Ten more Mainers have died as health officials on Tuesday reported another 897 coronavirus cases across the state since the weekend.
Tuesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 92,365, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 91,468 on Saturday.
Of those, 65,902 have been confirmed positive, while 26,463 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
An Aroostook County resident, a Cumberland County resident, a Kennebec County resident, a Knox County resident, five Penobscot County residents and a Piscataquis County resident have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,036.
Four were women and six were men. Of those, one was 80 or older, four in their 70s, two in their 60s, two in their 50s and one in their 40s.
Maine CDC spokesperson Robert Long said Tuesday that eight of the deaths happened between Sept. 11 and 25 and were confirmed after a review of vital records.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 7,823. 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 7,559 on Saturday.
The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 6.70 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 690.11.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 597.1, down from 611.4 the day before, up from 521.9 a week ago and up from 383 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 have been recorded in women and more deaths in men.
So far, 2,536 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 177 are currently hospitalized, with 54 in critical care and 20 on a ventilator. Overall, 56 out of 336 critical care beds and 210 out of 304 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Tuesday was 18.95 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (9,869), Aroostook (3,409), Cumberland (20,457), Franklin (1,901), Hancock (2,400), Kennebec (8,734), Knox (1,685), Lincoln (1,631), Oxford (4,537), Penobscot (10,801), Piscataquis (1,176), Sagadahoc (1,802), Somerset (3,679), Waldo (2,126), Washington (1,525) and York (16,632) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional vaccine dose was administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 878,309 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 74.2 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 1,291 new cases on Tuesday and four deaths. Vermont reported 190 new cases and two deaths, while Massachusetts reported 3,351 new cases and 12 deaths.
As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 43,862,984 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 703,698 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.