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Midcoast sees 11 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Thursday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 01, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

Knox County reported three additional COVID-19 cases in the past day, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 809 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 23,565 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 14,581 with the first doses and 8,984 with the second doses. This is an increase of 796 vaccinations in the past day.

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

Lincoln County reported four additional cases on April 1.

Lincoln County has had 661 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 17.

The CDC reported 21,965 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 13,620 first doses and 8,345 second doses. This was an increase of 678 in the past day.

Waldo County reported four additional cases on April 1.

Waldo County has had 710 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-seven residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 19,749 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 12,376 first doses and 7,373 second doses. This was an increase of 425 in the past day.

Statewide, there were 283 new cases reported April 1. That is the most single day cases in three weeks.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 50,787.

There were no additional deaths reported April 1, keeping the number at 743 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,677 an increase of eight in the past day.

There are currently 78 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 24 people in intensive care units and seven on ventilators.

Of the 743 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 408 were 80 years old or older, 193 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 186 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 126 deaths, 88 in Penobscot, 59  in Androscoggin, 58 in Kennebec, 56 in Oxford County, 44 in Aroostook, 35 in Hancock County, 27 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 15 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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