Four more Mainers have died and another 1,095 coronavirus cases reported across the state, Maine health officials said Saturday.
Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 181,010, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 179,915 on Friday.
Of those, 133,351 have been confirmed positive, while 47,059 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Three men and a woman have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,804.
Two were from Androscoggin County, one from Kennebec County and one from Somerset County.
Of those, one was 80 or older, two were in their 70s and one in their 60s.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 14,112. 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 14,224 on Friday.
The new case rate statewide Saturday was 8.18 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,352.43.
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, 4,019 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 339 are currently hospitalized, with 83 in critical care and 36 on a ventilator. Overall, 47 out of 379 critical care beds and 245 out of 328 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Saturday was 30.03 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (18,232), Aroostook (8,615), Cumberland (37,861), Franklin (4,451), Hancock (5,296), Kennebec (17,441), Knox (4,284), Lincoln (3,815), Oxford (8,849), Penobscot (20,308), Piscataquis (2,274), Sagadahoc (3,776), Somerset (7,610), Waldo (4,473), Washington (3,161) and York (30,592) counties. Information about where an additional two cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 440 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 978,717 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 76.4 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Saturday afternoon, the coronavirus had sickened 76,379,284 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 901,703 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.