417 more coronavirus cases have been reported across Maine

By Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff

This story will be updated.

Another 417 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, Maine health officials said Tuesday.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the past 14 days statewide is 4,544. 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 4,547 on Monday.

No new deaths were reported Tuesday, leaving the statewide death toll at 790.

Tuesday’s report brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Maine to 62,509, according to the Maine CDC. That’s up from 62,092 on Monday

Of those, 46,429 have been confirmed positive, while 16,080 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

The new case rate statewide Tuesday was 3.12 cases per 10,000 residents, and the total case rate statewide was 467.04.

Maine’s seven-day average for new coronavirus cases is 307.4, unchanged from a day ago, down from 360.4 a week ago and up from 274.3 a month ago. That average peaked on Jan. 14 at 625.3.

The most cases have been detected in Mainers in their 20s, while Mainers over 80 years old make up the majority of deaths. More cases and deaths have been recorded in women than men.

So far, 1,872 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 13.99 patients per 10,000 residents.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (7,431), Aroostook (1,691), Cumberland (16,306), Franklin (1,239), Hancock (1,241), Kennebec (5,820), Knox (1,019), Lincoln (903), Oxford (3,313), Penobscot (5,481), Piscataquis (461), Sagadahoc (1,314), Somerset (1,951), Waldo (866), Washington (838) and York (12,635) counties.

An additional 2,904 Mainers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours. As of Tuesday, 641,396 Mainers have received a first dose of the vaccine, while 535,398 have received a final dose.

As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 32,472,178 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 577,565 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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