Another Mainer has died as health officials on Thursday reported 403 more coronavirus cases across the state.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 5,872. 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 5,788 on Wednesday.
A man in his 70s from Kennebec County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 769.
TRACKING THE CORONAVIRUS IN MAINE
Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 58,868, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 58,465 on Wednesday.
Of those, 44,048 have been confirmed positive, while 14,048 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
The new case rate statewide Thursday was 3.01 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 439.84.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 422.9, down from 448 a day ago, down from 426.6 a week ago and up from 207 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, 1,800 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 119 are currently hospitalized, with 48 in critical care and 18 on ventilators. Currently, 89 out of 386 critical care beds and 229 out of 319 ventilators are available. Meanwhile, 446 alternative ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Thursday was 13.45 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (6,730), Aroostook (1,595), Cumberland (15,652), Franklin (1,177), Hancock (1,212), Kennebec (5,339), Knox (933), Lincoln (798), Oxford (3,058), Penobscot (5,187), Piscataquis (427), Sagadahoc (1,199), Somerset (1,772), Waldo (806), Washington (819) and York (12,162) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
For a complete breakdown of the county by county data, use the interactive graphic below.
Out of 13,490 COVID-19 tests reported to the Maine CDC in the previous 24 hours, 3 percent came back positive. Overall, 2,320,324 tests have been administered and the statewide positivity rate is 2.78 percent.
An additional 7,543 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Thursday, 587,039 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 453,827 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 342 new cases on Thursday and two deaths. Vermont reported 126 new cases and one death, while Massachusetts reported 1,596 new cases and 14 deaths.
As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 31,873,253 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 569,530 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.