Another 238 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Friday.
Friday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 234,651, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 234,413 on Thursday.
Of those, 169,790 have been confirmed positive, while 64,861 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
No new deaths were reported Friday, leaving the statewide death toll standing at 2,193.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,640. 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 2,655 on Thursday.
The new case rate statewide Friday was 1.78 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,753.22.
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, 4,527 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 93 are currently hospitalized, with 19 in critical care and five on a ventilator. Overall, 66 out of 362 critical care beds and 268 out of 329 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Friday was 33.82 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (22,346), Aroostook (12,559), Cumberland (47,925), Franklin (5,632), Hancock (7,302), Kennebec (22,651), Knox (5,861), Lincoln (5,130), Oxford (11,155), Penobscot (27,175), Piscataquis (2,958), Sagadahoc (5,012), Somerset (9,509), Waldo (5,977), Washington (4,286) and York (39,162) counties. Information about where an additional 11 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 444 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Friday, 993,611 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 77.6 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Friday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 79,888,860 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 975,862 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.