Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks at a news conference in Augusta in this April 28, 2020, file photo. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

Twenty-four new coronavirus cases have been reported in Maine, health officials said Sunday.

Sunday’s report brings the total coronavirus cases in Maine to  4,168.Of those, 3,747 have been confirmed positive, while 421 were classified as “probable cases,” according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

New cases were reported in Androscoggin (2), Cumberland (4), Kennebec (1), Knox (1), Oxford (1), Penobscot (8), Somerset (1) and York (5) counties, state data show.

No new deaths were reported Sunday, leaving the statewide death toll at 127. Nearly all deaths have been in Mainers over age 60. 

So far, 400 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Of those, nine people are currently hospitalized, with two in critical care and one on a ventilator.

Meanwhile, eight more people have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing total recoveries to 3,624. That means there are 417 active and “probable” cases in the state, which is up from 401 on Saturday.

A majority of the cases — 2,339 — have been in Mainers under age 50, while more cases have been reported in women than men, according to the Maine CDC.

As of Saturday, there were 213,122 negative test results out of 219,056 overall. Just under 2.5 percent of all tests have come back positive, Maine CDC data show.

The coronavirus has hit hardest in Cumberland County, where 2,126 cases have been reported and where the bulk of virus deaths — 69 — have been concentrated. It is one of four counties — the others are Androscoggin, Penobscot and York, with 577, 178 and 689 cases, respectively — where “community transmission” has been confirmed, according to the Maine CDC.

There are two criteria for establishing community transmission: at least 10 confirmed cases and that at least 25 percent of those are not connected to either known cases or travel. That second condition has not yet been “satisfied” in other counties.

Other cases have been reported in Aroostook (33), Franklin (47), Hancock (40), Kennebec (172), Knox (28), Lincoln (35), Oxford (58), Piscataquis (11), Sagadahoc (58), Somerset (37), Waldo (62) and Washington (14) counties.

As of Sunday morning, the coronavirus has sickened 5,361,742 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 169,489 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of new cases in Knox County.