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Midcoast sees 10 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Monday

By Stephen Betts | Mar 29, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

Knox County reported one additional COVID-19 case in the past day, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 798 cases, and five deaths. The number of people who have been hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March remained at 30.

The CDC also reports 22,317 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 13,905 with the first doses and 8,319 with the second doses. This is an increase of about 93 vaccinations in the past day.

Knox County's overall population is estimated at about 40,000 people.

Lincoln County reported four additional cases on March 29.

Lincoln County has had 651 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 17.

The CDC reported 20,322 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 12,759 first doses and 7,563 second doses. This was an increase of 67 in the past day.

Waldo County reported five additional cases on March 29.

Waldo County has had 700 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-six residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 18,681 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 11,656 first doses and 7,025 second doses. This was an increase of 16 in the past day.

Statewide, there were 180 new cases reported March 29.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 50,030.

There were no additional deaths reported March 29, keeping the number at 736 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,661 an increase of four in the past day.

There are currently 77 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 23 people in intensive care units and eight on ventilators.

Of the 736 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 405 were 80 years old or older, 191 were in their 70s, 68 were in their 60s, 31 in their 50s, 11 people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s. The age ranges of the most recent deaths have not yet been released.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 185 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 125 deaths, 87 in Penobscot, 59  in Androscoggin, 57 in Kennebec, 54 in Oxford County, 44 in Aroostook, 35 in Hancock County, 27 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 12 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, four in Piscataquis, three in Sagadahoc, and two in Lincoln County.

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