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More than half of Knox County residents have received at least one vaccine shot

Midcoast sees 16 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Thursday

Four more deaths statewide including people in their 20s and 40s
By Stephen Betts | Apr 29, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 972 cases and five deaths. The number of people who were hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March remained at 32.

The CDC also reports 36,933 vaccinations were administered in Knox County, 19,961 with the first doses and 16,972 with the second doses. This is an increase of 692 in the past day. This means 59 percent of all Knox County residents have had at least one vaccination and slightly more than 50 percent all required shots.

Lincoln County reported six additional cases April 29. An outbreak has occurred at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. As of April 28, 27 inmates and three employees have been diagnosed with the virus.

Lincoln County has had 857 cases and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began increased by one during the past day, reaching 20.

The CDC reported 33,068 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 18,615 first doses and 14,453 second doses. This is an increase of 463 in the past day.

Waldo County reported two additional cases April 29.

Waldo County has had 828 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-nine residents were hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 31,347 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 17,084 first doses and 14,263 second doses. This is an increase of 220.

Statewide, there were 254 additional cases reported April 29.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 60,945.

There were four additional deaths reported April 29, increasing the number to 782 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The deaths were three residents of Androscoggin County and one Kennebec County resident. One of the people was in their 20s, one in their 40s, one in their 60s, and one in their 70s.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,840, an increase of 11 in the past day.

Currently there are 117 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 46 in critical care units, and 14 on ventilators.

Of the 782 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 418 were 80 years old or older, 202 were in their 70s, 73 were in their 60s, 34 in their 50s, 13 people in their 40s, one in their 30s, and four in their 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 189 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 130 deaths, 89 in Penobscot, 68 in Androscoggin, 66 in Kennebec, 62 in Oxford County, 45 in Aroostook, 36 in Hancock County, 29 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 15 in Washington County, 12 in Franklin County, eight in Sagadahoc, six in Piscataquis, five in Knox County, and two in Lincoln County.

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