Another Mainer has died and 291 more coronavirus cases reported across the state, health officials said Wednesday.
Wednesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 235,584, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 235,293 on Tuesday.
Of those, 170,510 have been confirmed positive, while 65,074 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
A woman in her 70s from York County has succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 2,201.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 2,631. 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 2,646 on Tuesday.
The new case rate statewide Wednesday was 2.17 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,760.19.
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, 4,550 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Of those, 98 are currently hospitalized, with 18 in critical care and five on a ventilator. Overall, 71 out of 349 critical care beds and 264 out of 329 ventilators are available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Wednesday was 34 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (22,385), Aroostook (12,639), Cumberland (48,068), Franklin (5,649), Hancock (7,340), Kennebec (22,774), Knox (5,897), Lincoln (5,149), Oxford (11,211), Penobscot (27,295), Piscataquis (2,964), Sagadahoc (5,037), Somerset (9,558), Waldo (5,999), Washington (4,306) and York (39,308) counties. Information about where an additional five cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 583 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Wednesday, 994,764 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 77.7 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Wednesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 80,019,458 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 978,693 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.