Four more Mainers have died while health officials on Thursday reported another 692 coronavirus cases across the state.
Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 106,473, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 105,781 on Wednesday.
Of those, 76,030 have been confirmed positive, while 30,443 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Three men and a woman have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,197.
Two were from Cumberland County, one from Penobscot County and one from York County. Of those, two were in their 80s or older and two in the 70s and 50s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 6,666. 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 6,525 on Wednesday.
The new case rate statewide Thursday was 5.17 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 795.52.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 491.1, up from 473.9 the day before, up from 461.9 a week ago and down from 607.3 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, 2,853 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 220 are currently hospitalized, with 74 in critical care and 37 on a ventilator. Overall, 60 out of 367 critical care beds and 210 out of 305 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Thursday was 21.32 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (11,184), Aroostook (4,159), Cumberland (22,427), Franklin (2,495), Hancock (3,028), Kennebec (10,196), Knox (2,128), Lincoln (1,885), Oxford (5,407), Penobscot (12,529), Piscataquis (1,358), Sagadahoc (2,070), Somerset (4,650), Waldo (2,558), Washington (2,014) and York (18,384) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 3,887 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Thursday, 947,578 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 80 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 622 new cases on Thursday and nine deaths. Vermont reported 214 new cases and five deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,465 new cases and 15 deaths.
As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 46,262,847 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 750,623 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.