Five more Mainers have died and another 1,428 coronavirus cases reported across the state, Maine health officials said Friday.
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 172,952, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 171,524 on Thursday.
Of those, 127,150 have been confirmed positive, while 45,802 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Two men and three women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,733.
One person was from Franklin County, two from Hancock County, one from Penobscot County and one from York County.
Of those, two were 80 or older, one was in their 70s and three in their 60s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 13,454. 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 13,437 on Thursday.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 10.67 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,292.23.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 1,046.6, up from 1,039.6 the day before, up from 893.7 a week ago and up from 748 a month ago.
The most cases have been detected in Mainers younger than 20, while Mainers over 80 years old account for the largest portion of deaths. More cases have been recorded in women and more deaths in men.
So far, 3,878 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 357 are currently hospitalized, with 86 in critical care and 37 on a ventilator. Overall, 56 out of 377 critical care beds and 219 out of 321 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 28.97 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (17,465), Aroostook (8,318), Cumberland (35,214), Franklin (4,361), Hancock (5,104), Kennebec (16,675), Knox (4,119), Lincoln (3,651), Oxford (8,661), Penobscot (19,573), Piscataquis (2,200), Sagadahoc (3,633), Somerset (7,333), Waldo (4,314), Washington (3,069) and York (29,261) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 1,934 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 974,837 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 76.1 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 73,429,392 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 878,472 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.