Three more Mainers have died and another 565 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 231,285, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 230,720 on Saturday.
Of those, 167,482 have been confirmed positive, while 63,803 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
Three men in their 60s and 70s from Androscoggin, Oxford and York counties have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 2,138.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 9,879. 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 11,923 on Monday.
The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 4.22 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,728.07.
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, 4,415 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 143 are currently hospitalized, with 30 in critical care and 10 on a ventilator. Overall, 65 out of 351 critical care beds and 265 out of 328 ventilators are available
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Tuesday was 32.99 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (22,207), Aroostook (12,168), Cumberland (47,500), Franklin (5,581), Hancock (7,138), Kennebec (22,283), Knox (5,749), Lincoln (5,040), Oxford (10,951), Penobscot (26,760), Piscataquis (2,912), Sagadahoc (4,914), Somerset (9,369), Waldo (5,888), Washington (4,154) and York (38,688) counties. Information about where an additional 13 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 446 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 989,710 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 77.3 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 79,341,565 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 960,402 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.