538 more coronavirus cases have been reported across Maine
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By Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff
Another 538 coronavirus cases have been 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 161,395, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 160,857 on Saturday.
Of those, 118,172 have been confirmed positive, while 43,223 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.
No new deaths were reported Tuesday, leaving the statewide death toll standing at 1,658.
The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 13,178. 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 14,121 on Monday.
The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 4.02 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 1,205.88.
Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 891.9, down from 1,070.4 the day before, down from 992.1 a week ago and down from 913.9 a month ago.
The most cases have been detected in Mainers younger than 20, while Mainers over 80 years old make up the majority of deaths. More cases have been recorded in women and more deaths in men.
So far, 3,700 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Information about those who are currently hospitalized wasn’t immediately available.
The total statewide hospitalization rate on Tuesday was 27.64 patients per 10,000 residents.
Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (16,623), Aroostook (7,842), Cumberland (32,017), Franklin (4,140), Hancock (4,805), Kennebec (15,713), Knox (3,689), Lincoln (3,338), Oxford (8,227), Penobscot (18,787), Piscataquis (2,121), Sagadahoc (3,303), Somerset (6,971), Waldo (4,111), Washington (2,946) and York (26,748) counties. Information about where an additional 14 cases were reported wasn’t immediately available.
An additional 1,422 vaccine doses were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 970,715 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 75.8 percent of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.
As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 66,422,386 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 851,730 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.