Seven more Mainers have died while health officials on Saturday reported another 585 coronavirus cases across the state.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 100,967, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 100,382 on Friday.
Of those, 71,989 have been confirmed positive, while 28,978 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Three women and four men have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,122.
One was from Cumberland County, one from Kennebec County, two from Oxford County, two from Penobscot County and one from York County. Of those, two were 80 or older, two were in their 70s and the others were in their 60s, 50s and 30s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 6,019. 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 6,034 on Friday.
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 4.37 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 754.38.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 464, up from 457.3 the day before, up from 401.9 a week ago and down from 465 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, 2,721 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 206 are currently hospitalized, with 71 in critical care and 28 on a ventilator. Overall, 46 out of 339 critical care beds and 206 out of 305 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 20.33 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (10,626), Aroostook (3,818), Cumberland (21,684), Franklin (2,241), Hancock (2,725), Kennebec (9,636), Knox (1,921), Lincoln (1,275), Oxford (5,038), Penobscot (12,025), Piscataquis (1,301), Sagadahoc (1,948), Somerset (4,243), Waldo (2,401), Washington (1,823) and York (17,760) counties. Information about where an additional two cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 2,486 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 902,129 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 76.2 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 535 new cases on Saturday and four deaths. Vermont reported 230 new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,454 new cases and 15 deaths.
As of Saturday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 45,410,887 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 735,507 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.