There were an additional 28 statewide cases of COVID-19 reported by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday.

This outpaced the increase in recoveries. A 62nd death was reported May 6 by the CDC.

Many of the new cases are from testing done of workers at the Tyson food plant in Portland.

The 28 additional cases bring the statewide total of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began to 1,254. There were 25 additional people who have recovered, bringing that number to 766.

An additional death was reported, a York County resident, bringing the statewide number to 62. The first death in Maine was reported March 27.

Most of the deaths have been concentrated at congregate housing facilities including long-term care centers.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Tuesday that 269 of the confirmed cases of the new virus were contracted by health care workers.

The number of active confirmed cases statewide increased by two, reaching 426 on Wednesday. The peak was reached April 17 when there were 446 active cases. The number of active cases have remained relatively the same during the past three weeks with increases and then decreases.

The active Knox County cases increased to four on Wednesday with 17 cases overall with 13 recoveries. Two Knox County residents have been hospitalized by the new virus.

Waldo County active cases dropped to seven on Wednesday with 49 overall cases, 29 recoveries, and the 13 deaths. The cases and deaths have been largely concentrated at the Tall Pines long term care center in Belfast.

Lincoln County's active cases increased to three on Wednesday with 14 cases and 11 recoveries.

The number of people hospitalized statewide with COVID-19 was at 37 as of Tuesday. 18 are in critical care units and 12 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 Tuesday, the Maine CDC reports most were people in their 50s, which accounted for 247 of the confirmed cases since the outbreak started. There have been 205 people in their 60s, 181 in their 40s, 164 in their 70s, 148 who were 80 or older, 140 in their 30s, 139 in their 20s, and 30 who were younger than 20. During the past week, many of the new cases have been people in their 30s and younger.

Fifty-four percent of the confirmed cases have been women and 47 percent men.