Health officials on Friday reported 178 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,036. 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 2,059 on Thursday.
The statewide death toll remains at 701.
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 44,295, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 44,117 on Thursday.
Of those, 34,925have been confirmed positive, while 9,343 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 1.33 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 330.95.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 155.4, up from 149.9 a day ago, up from 139.9 a week ago and down from 492.9 a month ago. That average peaked on Jan. 14 at 625.3.
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.
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So far, 1,519 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Sixty-eight are currently hospitalized with 23 in critical care and nine on a ventilator. Currently, 112 out of 395 critical care beds and 252 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 11.35 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,777), Aroostook (1,268), Cumberland (12,428), Franklin (893), Hancock (896), Kennebec (3,612), Knox (635), Lincoln (577), Oxford (2,187), Penobscot (3,877), Piscataquis (262), Sagadahoc (883), Somerset (1,238), Waldo (581), Washington (717) and York (9,464) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
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Overall, 1,832,520 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.88 percent.
An additional 11,895 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. In total, 217,667 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 110,590 have received two doses.
New Hampshire reported 310 new cases on Friday and six deaths. Vermont reported 72 new cases and two deaths, and Massachusetts reported 2,108 new cases and 33 deaths.
As of Friday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 28,470,393 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 509,983 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Nationwide, 70.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of 2.2 million doses since Thursday, according to Bloomberg.