In this Dec. 28, 2021, file photo, a sign on a Portland shop window advises customers masks are required for entry. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Eighteen more Mainers have died and another 1,205 coronavirus cases reported across the state, Maine health officials said Friday.

Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 225,253, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 224,048 on Thursday. 

Of those, 163,854 have been confirmed positive, while 61,399 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

Nine men and nine women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 2,042.

Three were from Androscoggin County, one from Aroostook County, one from Cumberland County, two from Kennebec County, one from Knox County, one from Lincoln County, four from Penobscot County, one from Sagadahoc County and four from York County.

Of those, nine were 80 or older, two were in their 70s, four in their 60s, two in their 50s and one in their 30s, state data show.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 39,480. 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 39,434 on Thursday.

The new case rate statewide Friday was 9 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,683.

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, 4,313 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 181 are currently hospitalized, with 39 in critical care and 14 on a ventilator. Overall, 68 out of 357 critical care beds and 261 out of 328 ventilators are available.

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 32.22 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (21,759), Aroostook (11,456), Cumberland (46,487), Franklin (5,493), Hancock (6,915), Kennebec (21,457), Knox (5,607), Lincoln (4,919), Oxford (10,732), Penobscot (25,862), Piscataquis (2,819), Sagadahoc (4,783), Somerset (9,045), Waldo (5,752), Washington (3,929) and York (38,008) counties. Information about where an additional 230 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.

An additional 775 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 987,135 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 77.1 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.

As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 78,800,469 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 944,849 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.