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Waldo County reports two new cases

Active COVID-19 cases decline on Monday

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

The number of active statewide COVID-19 cases declined slightly, the state reported on Monday.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on July 6 there were an additional eight confirmed or probable cases of the new virus in the past day, increasing the count since the outbreak began to 3,423.

The eight new cases is the fewest in day since April 27.

There were an additional 15 recoveries statewide on Monday, increasing that number to 2,787.

The number of deaths remained at 109 since the first death of a Maine resident was reported March 27.

This means the number of active confirmed or probable cases as of Monday declined by seven, falling to 527. The peak was 714, reached on May 24.

Knox County remained at three active cases on Monday. 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 two on Monday, reaching three. There have been 58 overall cases, 41 recoveries and 14 deaths. The cases and deaths were largely concentrated at the Tall Pines long term care center in Belfast.

Lincoln County's active cases dropped by one on Monday with an additional recovery. There are now four active confirmed cases in Lincoln County. There have been 25 overall cases and 21 recoveries. Two people have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported that as of July  2, there have been 107 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, 359 people have been hospitalized in Maine. There are currently 25 people in the hospital, nine in critical care, and three on ventilators.

The number of tests given as of July 6 was 115,528 with 4,530 of those tests (about 4 percent) being positive.

Of the 109 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 56 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 worse of the outbreak with 64 of the deaths being residents from there. Waldo County has 14 deaths, York 11, Kennebec 10, four in Androscoggin, two in Penobscot, and one each in Knox, Aroostook, Franklin and Hancock counties.

Of the people who tested positive as of July 6, the Maine CDC reports most were people in their 50s, which accounted for 566 of the confirmed cases since the outbreak started. There have been 530 in their 40s, 530 in their 30s, 526 in their 20s, 403 people in their 60s, 300 who were 80 or older, 285 in their 70s and 283 who were younger than 20. During the past few weeks, the greatest number of cases have been in people in their 30s and younger.

Fifty-two of the confirmed cases were women and 48% men.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Jul 06, 2020 09:47

Our leaders have made a difference because they have spoken with one voice by offering us hope along with direction. We have been blessed. May we show our gratitude and respect as we move ahead together.

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