Five more Mainers have died and another 1,273 coronavirus cases reported across the state, Maine health officials said Saturday.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 174,225, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 172,952 on Friday.
Of those, 128,136 have been confirmed positive, while 46,089 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Three men and two women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,738.
Two were from Androscoggin County, one from Franklin County, one from Kennebec County and one from York County.
Of those, one was 80 or older and four were in their 70s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 13,368. 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 13,454 on Friday.
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 9.51 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,301.74.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 1,048.4, up from 1,045.6 the day before, up from 881.7 a week ago and up from 730.3 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, 3,904 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 352 are currently hospitalized, with 86 in critical care and 38 on a ventilator. Overall, 57 out of 377 critical care beds and 220 out of 321 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 29.17 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (17,596), Aroostook (8,364), Cumberland (35,577), Franklin (4,373), Hancock (5,124), Kennebec (16,813), Knox (4,148), Lincoln (3,679), Oxford (8,709), Penobscot (19,669), Piscataquis (2,219), Sagadahoc (3,650), Somerset (7,367), Waldo (4,341), Washington (3,091) and York (29,504) counties. Information about where an additional case was reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 1,774 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 975,557 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 76.2 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Saturday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 74,106,549 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 883,225 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.
Correction: An earlier version of this report misstated the number of new coronavirus cases reported Saturday morning.