Four more Mainers have died and another 1,203 coronavirus cases were reported across the state, Maine health officials said Saturday.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 153,376, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 152,173 on Friday.
Of those, 111,755 have been confirmed positive, while 41,621 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Three men and a woman in their 50s, 70s and 80s from Androscoggin, Kennebec, Penobscot and York counties have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,603.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 11,596. 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 10,393 on Friday.
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 8.99 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,145.96.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 948.9, up from 775.6 the day before, up from 708.3 a week ago and up from 769.4 a month ago.
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, 3,582 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 399 are currently hospitalized, with 106 in critical care and 57 on a ventilator. Overall, 42 out of 383 critical care beds and 203 out of 309 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 26.76 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (15,980), Aroostook (7,541), Cumberland (29,844), Franklin (3,833), Hancock (4,606), Kennebec (15,169), Knox (3,381), Lincoln (3,113), Oxford (7,847), Penobscot (18,165), Piscataquis (2,080), Sagadahoc (3,113), Somerset (6,739), Waldo (3,871), Washington (2,861) and York (25,227) counties. Information about where an additional six cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 2,696 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 929,568 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 72.6 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Saturday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 59,389,826 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 836,607 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.