The number of active cases of people diagnosed in Maine with COVID-19 declined on Monday.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday, April 27  that there have been 1,023 cases since the outbreak began, an increase of eight since Sunday.

Of those diagnosed 549 have recovered, an increase of 17 from the previous day.

There were an additional death — in Kennebec County — bringing the statewide total to 51. The first death in Maine occurred March 27.

The number of active cases declined from 433 on Sunday to 423 on Monday. The peak was reached April 17 when there were 446 active cases.

The active confirmed Knox County cases remained at four on Monday with 14 confirmed cases since the outbreak began last month and 10 recoveries.

Waldo County active cases remained at 19 with 48 overall cases, 18 recoveries, and 11 deaths.

Lincoln County's active confirmed cases remained two with 12 cases since the beginning and 10 recoveries.

The number of people hospitalized statewide with COVID-19 was at 39 as of Monday. 16 are in critical care units and seven of those people are on respirators.

The CDC director said Wednesday, April 22 that 16,784 people have tested negative for the new virus.

Of the people who have tested positive as of Sunday, the most have been for people in their 50s which accounted for 195 of the confirmed cases since the outbreak started. There have been 173 people in their 60s, 142 in their 70s, 135 in their 40s, 137 who are 80 or older, 106 in their 30s, 106 in their 20s and 21 who are younger than 20.