Twenty more Mainers have died and another 1,779 coronavirus cases were reported across the state since the weekend, Maine health officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 155,155, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 153,376 on Saturday.
Of those, 113,227 have been confirmed positive, while 41,928 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Eleven men and nine women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,623.
Three were from Androscoggin County, three from Cumberland County, one from Hancock County, seven from Kennebec County, one from Lincoln County, one from Oxford County, one from Penobscot County and three from Somerset County.
Of those, four were 80 or older, five were in their 70s, five in their 60s, four in their 50s, one in their 40s and one in their 20s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 11,942. 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 10,586 on Monday.
The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 13.29 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,159.25.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 992.6, up from 948.6 the day before, up from 715.7 a week ago and up from 981.6 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, 3,619 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 395 are currently hospitalized, with 105 in critical care and 60 on a ventilator. Overall, 53 out of 382 critical care beds and 206 out of 309 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Tuesday was 27.04 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (16,099), Aroostook (7,632), Cumberland (30,249), Franklin (3,905), Hancock (4,681), Kennebec (15,280), Knox (3,474), Lincoln (3,201), Oxford (7,920), Penobscot (18,371), Piscataquis (2,081), Sagadahoc (3,156), Somerset (6,773), Waldo (3,940), Washington (2,868) and York (25,506) counties. Information about where an additional 19 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 2,536 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 887,095 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 69.3 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 61.652,393 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 839,936 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.