Five more Mainers have died as health officials on Friday reported another 551 coronavirus cases across the state.
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 97,183, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 96,632 on Thursday.
Of those, 69,788 have been confirmed positive, while 27,895 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Three women and two men have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,093.
Of those, one was 20 or younger, another in their 40s, two in their 70s and another was 80 or older. They came from Cumberland (1), Franklin (1), Penobscot (2) and York (1) counties.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 6,456. 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 6,643 on Thursday.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 4.12 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 726.11.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 412.1, up from 400 the day before, down from 517 a week ago and down from 449.7 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 have been recorded in women and more deaths in men.
So far, 2,643 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 166 are currently hospitalized, with 60 in critical care and 31 on a ventilator. Overall, 44 out of 338 critical care beds and 200 out of 305 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 19.75 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (10,282), Aroostook (3,630), Cumberland (21,187), Franklin (2,086), Hancock (2,560), Kennebec (9,270), Knox (1,829), Lincoln (1,718), Oxford (4,765), Penobscot (11,539), Piscataquis (1,240), Sagadahoc (1,887), Somerset (3,951), Waldo (2,268), Washington (1,681) and York (17,276) counties. Information about where an additional 14 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 2,238 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 891,509 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 75.3 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 648 new cases on Friday and five deaths. Vermont reported 151 new cases and two deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,789 new cases and 14 deaths.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 44,783,838 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 721,848 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.