Sixteen more Mainers have died and another 1,576 coronavirus cases 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 168,474, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 166,898 on Saturday.
Of those, 123,626 have been confirmed positive, while 44,848 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Eight men and eight women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,714.
One was from Androscoggin County, six from Cumberland County, one from Kennebec County, one from Knox County, one from Oxford County, three from Penobscot County, one from Somerset County, one from Washington County and one from York County.
Of those, five were 80 or older, four were in their 70s, five in their 60s and one each in their 50s and 40s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 13,319. 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 13,523 on Monday.
The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 11.77 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,258.77.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 1,031.4, up from 882 the day before, up from 885.4 a week ago and up from 766.7 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, 3,816 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 419 are currently hospitalized, with 97 in critical care and 42 on a ventilator. Overall, 49 out of 387 critical care beds and 222 out of 321 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Tuesday was 28.51 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (17,140), Aroostook (8,149), Cumberland (33,989), Franklin (4,271), Hancock (4,943), Kennebec (16,296), Knox (4,017), Lincoln (3,572), Oxford (8,443), Penobscot (19,263), Piscataquis (2,178), Sagadahoc (3,459), Somerset (7,192), Waldo (4,181), Washington (3,032) and York (28,344) counties. Information about where an additional five cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 1,500 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 972,700 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 76 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 71,720,055 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 869,250 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.