A group of masked riders get off the Peaks Island ferry in Portland on Thursday. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Another five Mainers have died as health officials on Monday reported 219 more coronavirus cases across the state.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 5,667. 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 5,765 on Sunday.

It marked a slight uptick in new cases from those reported Sunday. But Maine has overall been seeing new cases trending down over the past two weeks as virus transmission slows both here and nationally.

Five Cumberland County residents have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 595.

Monday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 39,543, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 39,324 on Sunday.

Of those, 31,853 have been confirmed positive, while 7,690 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The new case rate statewide Monday was 1.64 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 295.45.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 357.1, down from 363 a day ago, down from 455.1 a week ago and down from 478.9 a month ago. That rate has been steadily falling since Jan. 14, when it peaked at 625.6.

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, 1,394 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 164 Mainers are currently hospitalized, with 51 in critical care and 28 on ventilators. Out of 392 critical care beds, 92 are currently available. Meanwhile, 217 out of 320 ventilators are available. Currently, 443 alternative ventilators are available.

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Monday was 10.42 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,345), Aroostook (1,146), Cumberland (11,263), Franklin (775), Hancock (784), Kennebec (3,124), Knox (578), Lincoln (474), Oxford (1,922), Penobscot (3,439), Piscataquis (205), Sagadahoc (787), Somerset (1,093), Waldo (517), Washington (634) and York (8,452) counties. Information about where an additional five cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.

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

An additional 2,171 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the past day. As of Monday, 115,087 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, with 38,894 who have received two doses.

New Hampshire reported 333 new cases on Monday and 15 deaths. Vermont reported 134 new cases and one death, and Massachusetts reported 2,665 new cases and 46 deaths.

As of Monday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 26,278,706 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Isl

ands, as well as caused 442,710 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. That’s an increase of 187,584 cases and 2,616 deaths since Sunday. 
Nationwide, 31.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of 1.3 million doses since Sunday, according to Bloomberg.