Four more Mainers have died while health officials on Thursday reported there have been another 551 coronavirus cases across the state.
Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 99,807, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 99,256 on Wednesday.
Of those, 71,110 have been confirmed positive, while 28,697 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Two women and two men have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,113.
Of those, one was from Franklin County, one from Knox County and two from Oxford County. They were in their 60s (2), 70s (1) and 80s (1).
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 5,926. 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 6,055 on Wednesday.
The new case rate statewide Thursday was 4.12 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 745.72.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 454.4, down from 490 the day before, up from 399.7 a week ago and down from 479.6 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, 2,705 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 197 are currently hospitalized, with 71 in critical care and 31 on a ventilator. Overall, 43 out of 341 critical care beds and 205 out of 305 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Thursday was 20.21 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (10,519), Aroostook (3,751), Cumberland (21,528), Franklin (2,193), Hancock (2,678), Kennebec (9,537), Knox (1,889), Lincoln (1,757), Oxford (4,924), Penobscot (11,893), Piscataquis (1,290), Sagadahoc (1,931), Somerset (4,174), Waldo (2,348), Washington (1,785) and York (17,609) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 1,758 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Thursday, 898,572 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 75.9 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
New Hampshire reported 575 new cases on Thursday and five deaths. Vermont reported 117 new cases and two deaths, while Massachusetts reported 1,470 new cases and 11 deaths.
As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 45,228,844 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 731,410 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.