Ten more Mainers have died and another 1,302 coronavirus cases were reported across the state, Maine health officials said Thursday.
Thursday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 150,845, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 149,543 on Wednesday.
Of those, 109,621 have been confirmed positive, while 41,224 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Eight men and two women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,592.
One was from Androscoggin County, two from Kennebec County, one from Lincoln County, two from Oxford County, two from Penobscot County, one from Waldo County and one from York County.
Of those, three were 80 or older, three were in their 70s, three in their 60s and one in their 50s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 10,309. 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 10,122 on Wednesday.
The new case rate statewide Thursday was 9.73 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,127.05.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 746, up from 714.4 the day before, up from 727.7 a week ago and up from 641.6 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, 3,525 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 380 are currently hospitalized, with 114 in critical care and 55 on a ventilator. Overall, 57 out of 387 critical care beds and 197 out of 309 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Thursday was 26.34 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (15,778), Aroostook (7,466), Cumberland (29,159), Franklin (3,815), Hancock (4,547), Kennebec (14,915), Knox (3,297), Lincoln (3,030), Oxford (7,799), Penobscot (17,942), Piscataquis (2,061), Sagadahoc (3,058), Somerset (6,653), Waldo (3,786), Washington (2,879) and York (24,704) counties. Information about where an additional six cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 3,272 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Thursday, 962,726 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 75.2 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 57,789,286 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 832,169 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.