Another Mainer has died and 128 more coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, health officials said Monday.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,085. 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 2,105 on Sunday.
A man in his 60s from Oxford County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll at 703.
Maine CDC spokesperson Robert Long said Monday that a previously reported death of a woman in her 60s from Cumberland County has been determined to not be COVID related. That’s why there’s no net change in the cumulative death toll.
TRACKING THE CORONAVIRUS IN MAINE
Monday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 44,762, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 44,634 on Sunday.
Of those, 35,230 have been confirmed positive, while 9,532 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Monday was 0.96 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 334.44.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 168.7, up from 164.3 a day ago, up from 131.7 a week ago and down from 367.9 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.
So far, 1,527 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 72 are currently hospitalized, with 24 in critical care and eight on a ventilator. Out of 391 critical care beds, 119 are currently available. Meanwhile, 252 out of 319 ventilators are available. Currently, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Monday was 11.42 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (4,826), Aroostook (1,278), Cumberland (12,563), Franklin (904), Hancock (911), Kennebec (3,640), Knox (652), Lincoln (583), Oxford (2,220), Penobscot (3,926), Piscataquis (286), Sagadahoc (887), Somerset (1,242), Waldo (587), Washington (723) and York (9,534) counties.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 4,555 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC on Sunday, 3.2 percent came back positive. Overall, 1,858,749 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.87 percent.
An additional 1,251 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Monday, 228,274 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 121,566 have received two doses.
New Hampshire reported 258 new cases on Monday and no deaths. Vermont reported 100 new cases and no deaths, and Massachusetts reported 1,468 new cases and 51 deaths.
As of Monday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 28,648,156 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 514,216 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. That’s an increase of 44,468 cases and 1,232 deaths since Sunday.
Nationwide, 76.9 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of 1.7 million doses since Sunday, according to Bloomberg.