Another Mainer has died as health officials on Monday reported 296 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 4,226. 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 4,110 on Sunday.
A man in his 70s from Kennebec County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 751.
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Monday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 54,256, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 53,960 on Sunday.
Of those, 41,114 have been confirmed positive, while 13,142 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Monday was 2.21 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 405.38.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 327.9, up from 315.6 a day ago, up from 289.9 a week ago and up from 171.7 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, 1,733 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 98 are currently hospitalized, with 35 in critical care and 13 on ventilators. Currently, 87 out of 373 critical care beds and 246 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Monday was 12.95 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (5,880), Aroostook (1,496), Cumberland (14,729), Franklin (1,049), Hancock (1,149), Kennebec (4,741), Knox (858), Lincoln (712), Oxford (2,743), Penobscot (4,886), Piscataquis (398), Sagadahoc (1,097), Somerset (1,536), Waldo (744), Washington (795) and York (11,441) 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 5,534 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 6.5 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,204,012 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.72 percent.
An additional 3,037 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Monday, 514,076 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 380,219 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 408 new cases on Monday and one death. Vermont reported 237 new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,991 new cases and eight deaths.
As of Monday evening, the coronavirus had sickened 31,259,849 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 562,500 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Nationwide, 190 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, an increase of 7 million since Sunday, according to Bloomberg.