Another 148 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Monday.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,717. 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 2,986 on Sunday.
No new deaths were reported, leaving the statewide death toll at 649.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 183.1, down from 190 a day ago, down from 266.3 a week ago and down from a peak of 625.3 a month ago.
The new case rate statewide Monday was 1.11 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 318.86.
Monday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 42,677, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 42,529 on Sunday.
Of those, 34,003 have been confirmed positive, while 8,674 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
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, 1,484 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 94 Mainers are currently hospitalized, with 25 in critical care and 10 on ventilators. Out of 388 critical care beds, 118 are currently available. Meanwhile, 245 out of 319 ventilators are available. Currently, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Monday was 11.09 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,626), Aroostook (1,231), Cumberland (11,993), Franklin (875), Hancock (855), Kennebec (3,478), Knox (614), Lincoln (544), Oxford (2,121), Penobscot (3,689), Piscataquis (241), Sagadahoc (848), Somerset (1,215), Waldo (567), Washington (693) and York (9,082) counties. Information about where an additional five cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
Out of 6,883 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC on Sunday, 2.7 percent came back positive. Overall, 1,682,310 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.98 percent.
An additional 1,701 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Monday, 174,426 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 71,429 have received two doses.
New Hampshire reported 280 new cases on Monday and three deaths. Vermont reported 116 new cases and no death, and Massachusetts reported 1,882 new cases and 60 deaths.
As of Monday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 27,682,645 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 486,111 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. That’s an increase of 101,376 cases and 1,816 deaths since Sunday.
Nationwide, 53.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, according to Bloomberg.