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Lincoln County reports additional case

Active statewide COVID-19 cases rise slightly on Friday

By Stephen Betts | Jun 26, 2020
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah

The number of active statewide COVID-19 cases on Friday rose slightly as new cases outpaced recoveries.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 26 there were an additional 32 confirmed or probable cases of the new virus in the past day, increasing the count since the outbreak began to 3,102.

There were an additional 30 recoveries statewide June 26, increasing that number to 2,542.

There were no new deaths, with the deaths remaining at 103 since the first death of a Maine resident was reported March 27.

This means the number of active confirmed or probable cases as of June 26 rose by two since the prior day, reaching 457. The peak was May 24 with 714 cases.

Knox County remained at two active cases on Friday. Knox County has had 24 cases since the outbreak began in mid-March. Twenty-one of those residents recovered and one person died since the outbreak began. Three Knox County residents have been hospitalized

Waldo County's again has no active cases as of Friday. There have been 55 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 increased by one on Friday as an additional new case was reported. There have been 22 overall cases and 19 recoveries. Two people have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported that as of June 19, there have been 81 out-of-state people whose diagnoses were processed in Maine laboratories 23 were residents of New Hampshire and 19 from Massachusetts. Some of those people live in New Hampshire but get their health care in Maine.

Forty-eight Maine residents have tested positive in other states.

Of the people who have been diagnosed with the virus since the outbreak began, 787 have been healthcare workers. Of those, 680 have recovered.

Since the outbreak began, 343 people have been hospitalized in Maine. There are currently 28 people in the hospital, nine in critical care, and six on ventilators.

The number of tests given as of June 26 was 94,358 with 4,054 of those tests (slightly less than 5%) being positive.

Of the 103 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 52 were 80 years old or older, 34 were in their 70s, nine were in their 60s, four in their 50s, three people in their 40s and one in their 30s. The age of the most recent death is expected to be released later today.

Cumberland County has seen the worse of the outbreak with 59 of the deaths being residents from there. Waldo County has 14 deaths, York 11, Kennebec nine, four in Androscoggin, two in Penobscot, and one each in Knox, Aroostook, Franklin and Hancock counties.

Of the people who tested positive as of June 26, the Maine CDC reports most were people in their 50s, which accounted for 523 of the confirmed cases since the outbreak started. There have been 481 in their 40s, 478 in their 30s, 470 in their 20s, 371 people in their 60s, 287 who were 80 or older, 270 in their 70s and 222 who were younger than 20.

51% of the confirmed cases were women and 49% men.

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