Twenty-nine more Mainers have died as health officials on Wednesday reported another 836 coronavirus cases across the state.
Wednesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 93,201, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 92,365 on Tuesday.
Of those, 66,470 have been confirmed positive, while 26,731 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Two people from Androscoggin County, four from Aroostook County, one from Cumberland County, one from Franklin County, four from Kennebec County, one from Knox County, one from Oxford County, 12 from Penobscot County, one from Piscataquis County, one from Waldo County and one from York County have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,065.
Of those, 13 were men and 16 were women. They were in their 30s (1), 50s (4), 60 (7), 70s (10) and 80 or older (7).
The Maine CDC initially reported far lower new cases and deaths because an IT upgrade interrupted the processing of all data from the previous 24 hours, Maine CDC spokesperson Robert Long said mid-morning Wednesday.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 8,045. 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 7,823 on Tuesday.
The new case rate statewide Wednesday was 6.25 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 696.36.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 592.7, down from 596.9 the day before, down from 558.9 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, 2,561 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 166 are currently hospitalized, with 51 in critical care and 21 on a ventilator. Overall, 60 out of 334 critical care beds and 223 out of 304 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Wednesday was 19.13 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (9,941), Aroostook (3,441), Cumberland (20,596), Franklin (1,931), Hancock (2,425), Kennebec (8,880), Knox (1,693), Lincoln (1,636), Oxford (4,581), Penobscot (10,948), Piscataquis (1,187), Sagadahoc (1,805), Somerset (3,725), Waldo (2,127), Washington (1,533) and York (16,753) counties.
An additional 105 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Wednesday, 880,779 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 74.4 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 396 new cases on Wednesday and five deaths. Vermont reported 94 new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,340 new cases and 21 deaths.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 43,971,311 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 705,831 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.