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25 more deaths and 3,784 more coronavirus cases reported in Maine

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This story will be updated. By Christopher Burns, Bangor Daily News Staff Twenty-five more Mainers have died and 3,784 more cases of coronavirus have been reported statewide, Maine health officials said Thursday.

This story will be updated.

By Bangor Daily News Staffer Christopher Burns

Another 25 Mainers have died and another 3,784 cases of the coronavirus have been reported statewide, Maine health officials said Thursday.

This is the third day in a row that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a high number of virus cases as it grapples with a backlog of more than 30,000 positive virus cases, making the number daily case counts are less reliable indicators of the severity of the virus’s spread across the state. Other indicators, including decrease in hospitalizations and wastewater analysissuggest the coronavirus may be loosening its grip on Maine.

Thursday’s report brings the total number of Maine coronavirus cases to 206,005, according to the Maine CDC. It is from 202 221 Wednesday.

Of those, 151,336 were confirmed positive, while 54,669 were classified as “probable cases,” the Maine CDC reported.

Fourteen men and 11 women have succumbed to the virus, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,883.

Five were from Androscoggin County, one from Aroostook County, one from Cumberland County, two from Hancock County, three from Kennebec County, one from Lincoln County, three from Oxford County, six from Penobscot, one from Piscataquis County, one from Somerset County and one from York County.

Among them, seven were in their 80s or older, nine in their 60s, three in their 60s, five in their 50s and one in their 20s.

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the last 14 days statewide is 27,504. This is an estimate of the current number of active cases in the state, because the Maine CDC no longer tracks recoveries for all patients. That’s up from 25,122 on Wednesday.

The new statewide case rate on Thursday was 28.27 cases per 10,000 population, and the total statewide case rate was 1,539.18.

Most cases have been detected in Mainers under the age of 20, while Mainers over the age of 80 account for the bulk of deaths. More cases have been recorded in women and more deaths in men.

So far, 4,204 Mainers have been hospitalized at some point with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Information on those currently hospitalized was not immediately available.

The total statewide hospitalization rate Thursday was 31.41 patients per 10,000 people.

Cases have been reported in Androscoggin (20,434), Aroostook (9,862), Cumberland (43,408), Franklin (5,012), Hancock (6,175), Kennebec (19,624), Knox (5,137), Lincoln ( 4,532), Oxford (9,770), Penobscot (23,190), Piscataquis (2,542), Sagadahoc (4,415), Somerset (8,263), Waldo (5,218), Washington (3,519) and York ( 34,774). Information on where 130 additional cases were reported was not immediately available.

70 additional doses of vaccine were administered in the previous 24 hours. As of Thursday, 984,026 Mainers are fully vaccinated, or about 76.8% of eligible Mainers, according to the Maine CDC.

As of Thursday morning, the coronavirus had sickened 78,173,320 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 928,519 deaths, according to Johns University. Hopkins of Medicine.