Two more Mainers have died as health officials on Saturday reported another 415 coronavirus cases across the state.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 75,381, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 74,966 on Friday.
Of those, 54,470 have been confirmed positive, while 20,911 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
A man and woman in their 60s from Androscoggin and Aroostook counties have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 930.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,860. 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 2,633 on Friday.
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 3.10 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 563.22.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 246.3, up from 216.1 a day ago, up from 162.3 a week ago and up from 67.1 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, 2,290 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Information about those who are currently hospitalized wasn’t immediately available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 17.11 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (8,757), Aroostook (2,303), Cumberland (18,291), Franklin (1,501), Hancock (1,601), Kennebec (7,049), Knox (1,316), Lincoln (1,226), Oxford (3,878), Penobscot (7,408), Piscataquis (732), Sagadahoc (1,560), Somerset (2,571), Waldo (1,476), Washington (1,047) and York (14,664) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 1,462 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 840,914 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 71 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 320 new cases on Saturday and five deaths. Vermont reported 144 new cases and two deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,656 new cases and seven deaths.
As of Saturday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 38,729,367 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 636,916 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.