Coronavirus survivor Michelle Berry of Saco works with physical therapist Kaylee Kelley at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford on Friday Jan. 21, 2022. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Twenty-two more Mainers have died and another 867 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Saturday.

Saturday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 226,120, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 225,253 on Friday.

Of those, 164,405 have been confirmed positive, while 61,715 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The statewide death toll now stands at 2,064.

Six were from Androscoggin County, one from Aroostook County, three from Cumberland County, one from Franklin County, four from Kennebec County, three from Oxford County, two from Somerset County and two were from York County.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 38,423. 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 39,480 on Friday.

The new case rate statewide Saturday was 6.84 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,689.

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, 4,328 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 173 are currently hospitalized, with 39 in critical care and 13 on a ventilator. Overall, 64 out of 357 critical care beds and 263 out of 328 ventilators are available.

The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 32.34 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (21,845), Aroostook (11,529), Cumberland (46,692), Franklin (5,503), Hancock (6,930), Kennebec (21,583), Knox (5,620), Lincoln (4,929), Oxford (10,755), Penobscot (25,878), Piscataquis (2,839), Sagadahoc (4,799), Somerset (9,081), Waldo (5,772), Washington (3,950) and York (38,138) counties. Information about where an additional 177 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.

An additional 344 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Saturday, 987,396 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 77.1 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.

As of Saturday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 78,908,715 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 947,652 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.