Another 188 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Saturday.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 72,521, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 72,333 on Friday.
Of those, 52,676 have been confirmed positive, while 19,845 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
No new deaths were reported Saturday, leaving the statewide death toll at 904.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,058. 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 1,961 on Friday.
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 1.40 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 541.85.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 174.7, up from 170 a day ago, up from 122.7 a week ago and up from 27.9 a month ago. That average peaked on Jan. 14 at 625.3.
The most cases have been detected in Mainers younger than 20, while Mainers over 80 years old make up the majority of deaths. More cases and deaths have been recorded in women than men.
So far, 2,204 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 68 are currently hospitalized, with 35 in critical care and 14 on ventilators.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 16.47 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,621), Aroostook (2,092), Cumberland (17,911), Franklin (1,444), Hancock (1,491), Kennebec (6,849), Knox (1,254), Lincoln (1,169), Oxford (3,771), Penobscot (6,844), Piscataquis (648), Sagadahoc (1,519), Somerset (2,414), Waldo (1,344), Washington (1,006) and York (14,144) counties.
An additional 912 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 780,118 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 825,459 have received a final dose.
New Hampshire reported 242 new cases on Saturday and one death. Vermont reported 157 new cases and no deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,298 new cases and 11 deaths.
As of Saturday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 36,605,648 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 621,060 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.