Another Mainer has died as health officials on Thursday reported 680 more coronavirus cases across the state.
Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 93,881, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 93,201 on Wednesday.
Of those, 66,919 have been confirmed positive, while 26,967 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
A woman in her 70s from Penobscot County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,066.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 8,009. 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 8,045 on Wednesday.
The new case rate statewide Thursday was 5.08 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 701.44.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 557.9, down from 592.1 the day before, down from 588.6 a week ago and up from 316.7 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, 2,569 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 152 are currently hospitalized, with 46 in critical care and 23 on a ventilator. Overall, 56 out of 336 critical care beds and 215 out of 304 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Thursday was 19.19 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (9,992), Aroostook (3,459), Cumberland (20,698), Franklin (1,956), Hancock (2,433), Kennebec (8,962), Knox (1,707), Lincoln (1,651), Oxford (4,614), Penobscot (11,097), Piscataquis (1,204), Sagadahoc (1,823), Somerset (3,746), Waldo (2,138), Washington (1,569) and York (16,832) counties.
An additional 2,480 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Thursday, 882,120 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 74.5 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 484 new cases on Thursday and three deaths. Vermont reported 127 new cases and four deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,649 new cases and 27 deaths.
As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 44,078,439 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 708,125 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.