Two more Mainers have died and another 1,367 coronavirus cases reported across the state, Maine health officials said Friday.
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 165,691, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 164,324 on Thursday.
Of those, 121,433 have been confirmed positive, while 44,258 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Two men in their 70s and 80s from Androscoggin and Penobscot counties have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,693.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 13,518. 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 13,479 on Thursday.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 10.21 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,237.97.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 895.1, down from 898.4 the day before, down from 1,045.6 a week ago and down from 938.1 a month ago.
The most cases have been detected in Mainers younger than 20, while Mainers over 80 years old account for the largest portion of deaths. More cases have been recorded in women and more deaths in men.
So far, 3,775 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 422 are currently hospitalized, with 104 in critical care and 55 on a ventilator. Overall, 40 out of 376 critical care beds and 222 out of 321 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 28.21 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (16,906), Aroostook (8,008), Cumberland (33,207), Franklin (4,217), Hancock (4,907), Kennebec (16,064), Knox (3,873), Lincoln (3,456), Oxford (8,375), Penobscot (19,088), Piscataquis (2,147), Sagadahoc (4,139), Somerset (7,124), Waldo (4,139), Washington (3,000) and York (27,785) counties. Information about where an additional two cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 2,543 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 973,108 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 76 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 69,366,460 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 860,564 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.