In this Dec. 25, 2020, file photo, a sign informs customers of coronavirus requirements at Hair Affair barber shop in Bangor. Credit: Natalie Williams / BDN

Another three Mainers have died as health officials on Monday reported 259 more coronavirus cases across the state.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 7,411. 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 7,496 on Sunday.

That marked a modest uptick from Sunday when Maine saw the smallest one-day increase in new coronavirus cases in two months. It comes amid a slight decrease in new cases over the past several days, with six of the past 10 days seeing fewer than 400.

The slide in new cases mirrors a larger trend nationally, with them averaging about 170,000 a day after peaking near 250,000 two weeks ago, according to the Associated Press.

A Cumberland County resident, a Washington County resident and a York County resident have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 547.

Monday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 37,046, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 36,787 on Sunday.

Of those, 30,108 have been confirmed positive, while 6,938 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The new case rate statewide Monday is 1.94 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide is 276.79.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 455.6, down from 463.4 a day ago, down from 609.9 a week ago and down from 460.6 a month ago. 

The most cases have been detected in Mainers in their 20s, while Mainers over 80 years old make up the majority of deaths. More cases and deaths have been recorded in women than men. For a complete breakdown of the age and sex demographics of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, use the interactive graphic below.

So far, 1,342 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 193 people are currently hospitalized, with 59 in critical care and 20 on ventilators. There are 100 critical care beds out of 393 available, and 220 ventilators out of 320 available. Of alternative ventilators, 443 are available.

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Monday is 10.3 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cumulatively, there have been 110,332 vaccinations, with 87,292 Mainers having received the first dose and 23.040 the second.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,066), Aroostook (1,089), Cumberland (10,659), Franklin (683), Hancock (732), Kennebec (2,876), Knox (548), Lincoln (440), Oxford (1,778), Penobscot (3,217), Piscataquis (187), Sagadahoc (703), Somerset (1,040), Waldo (475), Washington (561) and York (7,990) counties. Information about where an additional two cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.

For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.

Out of 2,986 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC on Sunday, 4.4 percent came back positive. Overall, 1,490,276 tests have been administered and the total statewide positivity rate is 2.98 percent.

An additional 687 Mainers received their first dose of the vaccination against the coronavirus in the past day. As of Monday, 87,292 Mainers have received their first dose and 23,040 have received their second dose. 

New Hampshire reported 761 new cases on Monday and six deaths. Vermont reported 125 new cases and no deaths. Massachusetts reported 3,944 new cases and 69 deaths.

As of Monday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 25,235,095 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 420,439 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. That’s an increase of 220,312 cases and 2,900 deaths since Sunday.

Nationwide, 22.4 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of 1.3 million doses since Sunday, according to Bloomberg.