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Waldo County sees additional case

Active COVID-19 cases Friday drop for sixth consecutive day

By Stephen Betts | Jul 10, 2020
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah

The number of active statewide COVID-19 cases dropped for the sixth consecutive day, the state reported Friday.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported July 10 there were an additional 13 confirmed or probable cases of the new virus in the past day, increasing the count since the outbreak began to 3,499.

There were an additional 30 recoveries statewide July 10, increasing that number to 2,901.

There were no additional deaths reported on Friday, remaining at 111 since the first death of a Maine resident was reported March 27.

This means the number of active confirmed or probable cases as of July 10 dropped by 17 to 457. This is the lowest since June 26. The peak was 714, reached on May 24.

Of the 3,460 cases statewide as of July 8, 831 have been healthcare workers.

Knox County remained at three active cases on Friday. Twenty-five Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the new virus since the outbreak began in mid-March. Twenty-one of those residents recovered and one person died since the outbreak began. Four Knox County residents have been hospitalized.

Waldo County's active cases increased by one, reaching four on July 10. There was a 59th overall cases reported Friday and there have been 41 recoveries and 14 deaths since the outbreak began in mid-March. The cases and deaths were largely concentrated at the Tall Pines long term care center in Belfast.

Lincoln County's active cases remained at four on Friday. There have been 26 overall cases and 22 recoveries. Two people have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported that as of July 10, there have been 111 nonresidents who have tested positive for the disease in Maine. Cases are listed based on the town, county and state where the patient is a permanent resident.

Since the outbreak began, 366 people have been hospitalized in Maine. There are currently 16 people in the hospital, seven in critical care, and four on ventilators. The number of people hospitalized currently is the lowest number in months.

The number of tests given as of July 11 was 123,211 with 4,627 of those tests slightly less than 4 percent) being positive.

Of the 111 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 58 were 80 years old or older, 34 were in their 70s, 11 were in their 60s, four in their 50s, three people in their 40s and one in their 30s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak with 65 of the deaths being residents from there. Waldo County has 14 deaths, York 11, Kennebec 10, four in Androscoggin, three in Penobscot, and one each in Knox, Aroostook, Franklin and Hancock counties.

Of the people who tested positive as of July 10, the Maine CDC reports most were people in their 50s, which accounted for 576 of the confirmed cases since the outbreak started. There have been 547 in their 20s, 544 in their 40s, 541 in their 30s, 407 people in their 60s, 304 who were 80 or older, 289 in their 70s and 291 who were younger than 20. During the past few weeks, the greatest number of cases have been in people in their 30s and younger.

Women accounted for 52% of the confirmed cases and men 48%.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jul 10, 2020 18:25

AMEN, Francis!

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 10, 2020 12:34

If the nonbelievers would distance themselves and wear a mask in stores and crowds we might just get past this. I know I appreciate those that try to protect one another.

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