State health officials reported 47 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday after reviewing vital records for unreported deaths since January.
The people who are newly reported to have died of the virus in recent months bring the state’s death toll in the pandemic to 2,269. There were also 452 new cases reported Tuesday, for a total to date of 238,169.
The number of Mainers hospitalized with the virus topped 100 for the first time in a week on Tuesday, now standing at 103 with 22 people in critical care and four on ventilators.
The 47 new deaths since January include 13 people from York County, eight from Androscoggin County and seven from Kennebec County. Twenty-eight were women and 19 were men. They included 25 people over age 80, ranging in age down to one person in their 30s.
The positivity rate for new COVID-19 tests in the state stands at 3.2%, as of Tuesday. Its highest point since late February was 7.9% last week. The state is still processing thousands of new test results every day.