The three Midcoast counties reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 during the past day, the CDC reported Dec. 24.

Statewide also saw a near record 735 new cases and six additional deaths reported.

Knox County reported six cases Dec. 24, according to the Maine CDC.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 325 cases, 191 recoveries and four deaths. The number of Knox County residents hospitalized since the outbreak began remained at 18, the CDC reported.

Active cases are a record high of 130 although compilation of recoveries is not a priority at the state and may reflect too few recoveries.

Knox County has recorded 87 new cases since Dec. 12.

Lincoln County had 17 cases and no additional recoveries, the CDC reported Dec. 24.

Lincoln County has had 272 cases, 142 recoveries and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 12. Active cases are now a record 128.

Waldo County reported nine new cases, the CDC reported Dec. 24. Waldo County has had 362 cases, 206 recoveries and 17 deaths. Nineteen residents have been hospitalized, an increase of one in the past day. Active cases rose to a record high 139.

Statewide, there were 735 new cases reported Dec. 24, with total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March to 21,226.

There were 39 additional recoveries, increasing that number to 11,078.

There were six additional deaths reported statewide Dec. 24 — three in Oxford County and one each in in York, Penobscot, and Aroostook counties. These deaths raised the state's death toll to 317 since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March.

There have been 165 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has reached 1,015, an increase of 15 in one day.

There are currently 187 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 46 people in intensive care units and 19 people on ventilators.

Of the cases statewide as of Dec. 18, 2,097 were healthcare workers.

Of the 317 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 180 were 80 years old or older, 88 were in their 70s, 29 were in their 60s, 13 in their 50s, four people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 90 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 54 deaths, 43 in Androscoggin, 28 in Kennebec, 21 in Somerset, 18 in Penobscot, 17 in Waldo County, 14 in Oxford County, 11 in Hancock County, five in Franklin County, four in Knox County, four in Aroostook, two in Washington County, two in Lincoln and one in Piscataquis.