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Active confirmed cases in Knox County dip to six

Active confirmed COVID-19 cases increase across state

By Stephen Betts | Apr 06, 2020
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah

Augusta — The number of active confirmed cases of Mainers with COVID-19 have increased after two days of slightly lower numbers.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention website reported April 6 there were 499 confirmed cases since the outbreak began a little more than three weeks ago. The number of people who have recovered is 158.

10 people died from the new virus.

This means the number of active confirmed cases has increased from 304 on Sunday to 331 on Monday.

There have been many people reporting they have not been able to get tested as testing has been limited, so the number of cases could be greater.

The number of active diagnosed cases in Knox County dropped by one to six. There have been nine people from Knox County diagnosed since the outbreak began and three have recovered.

The CDC statistics do not include seasonal residents or visitors who may have been diagnosed in Knox or Waldo counties. CDCs across the country classify patients based on their permanent home residence.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah has repeatedly recommended people to live their lives as though COVID-19 was in their community by adhering to physical distancing and washing hands.

On March 28, Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport announced in a news release that two of its doctors were diagnosed with the new virus. Those doctors are self-isolating at their homes and their illnesses are mild.

The Maine Department of Corrections said one worker at the Bolduc Correctional Center in Warren tested positive for COVID-19. That worker, if a resident of Maine, would be included in one of the counties as well as the state total. No inmates have yet been diagnosed with the virus.

Lincoln County active cases remained at six April 6 with nine since the outbreak began and three patients recovering.

Waldo County cases have increased with five reported since the outbreak began and one recovery, leaving four active cases, up from two active diagnosed cases on Sunday.

One of the Waldo County cases was a nurse who self-isolated.

Cumberland County accounts for the majority of the cases with 249 of which 156 are active. Piscataquis County remains the only county without a confirmed case.

Gov. Mills has ordered people to remain at home other than specific exceptions such as traveling to essential jobs or for essential shopping or appointments. Lodging businesses were ordered to shut down as of April 5.

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Comments (8)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Apr 07, 2020 15:42

I feel sorry and pity you Cynthia. Now is not the time to be ruled by hatred.  Now is the time to come together as it's not just Maine going through this, but the world.



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Apr 07, 2020 15:40

Thanks Steve!

 



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Apr 07, 2020 15:40

Cythnia,

Valerie & Greg???????

 



Posted by: Cynthia Mary Anderson | Apr 07, 2020 10:48

They haven't added in Valerie and Greg so that increases the number of active cases by 2!  And who knows how many others already have it and aren't being tested?  This is deplorable in our country.  As a high risk person, I am very distressed over this.  We are, in essence, being lied to.  There are plenty more out there not being tested who should be.  Disgusting.  I don't believe a thing they tell me.  They all lie.



Posted by: Stephen Betts | Apr 07, 2020 09:23

Valerie, If you take the total number of cases since the outbreak began and subtract the number of people who have recovered and the number who have died that will give you the number of current active cases. The 304 was the active cases on Sunday and the 331 was the active number of cases on Monday.



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Apr 06, 2020 15:20

The DHHS worker must not be from the Knox County area as Knox County is at 9 since last Friday and still is 9 today.  Let us keep it at 9 or lower!



Posted by: Valerie Wass | Apr 06, 2020 15:18

Steve,

I am somewhat confused.  There were 470 confirmed cases yesterday, Sunday and 499 today and 158 have recovered. 10 have died.  I do not understand your statement "This means the number of active confirmed cases has increased from 304 on Sunday to 331 on Monday."



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Apr 06, 2020 13:14

Stay Safe!

 



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