Two more people — including a Waldo County man in his 40s — have died from COVID-19.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported May 1 an additional 28 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the number of cases since the outbreak began in March to 1,123.

Of those diagnosed, 657 have recovered, an increase of 26 since the previous day.

Two more Maine residents died from the virus since Thursday — the Waldo County man and one person from Cumberland County. This brings the number of deaths to 55 since the first Maine death was reported March 27.

The number of active confirmed cases statewide remained at 411 on Friday. The peak was reached April 17 when there were 446 active cases.

The active confirmed Knox County cases remained at three on Friday with 16 cases since the outbreak began and 13 recoveries.

Waldo County active cases remained at 13 on Friday with 49 overall cases, 24 recoveries, and 12 deaths. The cases and deaths have been concentrated at the Tall Pines long term care center in Belfast.

Lincoln County's active confirmed cases increased by one with 14 cases since the beginning and 10 recoveries.

The number of people hospitalized statewide with COVID-19 was at 37 as of Friday. Seventeen are in critical care units and nine of those people are on respirators.

The number of people who tested negative for the virus increased 2,762 during the past week, reaching 19,536 as of April 29.

Of the people who tested positive as of Friday, the most were people in their 50s, which accounted for 215 of the confirmed cases since the outbreak started. There have been 192 people in their 60s, 159 in their 40s, 152 in their 70s, 144 who were 80 or older, 119 in their 30s, 117 in their 20s, and 25 who were younger than 20.

53% of the confirmed cases have been women and 47% men.