A sign on a Portland shop window advises customers masks are required for entry on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Six more Mainers have died and another 1,107 coronavirus cases were reported across the state, Maine health officials said Friday.

Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 146,736, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 145,629 on Thursday.

Of those, 106,073 have been confirmed positive, while 40,663 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The statewide death toll now stands at 1,531.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 11,416. 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 11,459 on Thursday.

The new case rate statewide Friday was 8.27 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,096.35.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 708.9, down from 729 the day before, down from 923.3 a week ago and up from 396.7 a month ago.

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, 3,426 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 334 are currently hospitalized with 117 in critical care and 60 on a ventilator. 

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 25.60 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (15,522), Aroostook (7,304), Cumberland (28,182), Franklin (3,752), Hancock (4,456), Kennebec (14,514), Knox (3,169), Lincoln (2,896), Oxford (7,662), Penobscot (17,516), Piscataquis (2,007), Sagadahoc (3,016), Somerset (6,482), Waldo (3,616), Washington (2,790) and York (23,836) counties. Information about where an additional 16 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.

An additional 4,137 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 958,538 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 74.85 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.

As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 54,252,612 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 824,339 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.