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Midcoast sees 20 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Wednesday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 07, 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 on Wednesday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 832 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 25,892 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 15,686 with the first doses and 10,206 with the second doses. This is an increase of 401 in the past day.

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

Lincoln County reported 10 additional cases on April 7.

Lincoln County has had 692 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began increased by one during the past day, reaching 19.

The CDC reported 24,341 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 14,612 first doses and 9,729 second doses. This is an increase of 493 in the past day.

Waldo County reported two additional cases on April 7.

Waldo County has had 31cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-seven residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 22,662 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 13,416 first doses and 9,246 second doses. This is an increase of 991.

Statewide, there were 401 new cases reported April 7.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 52,667.

There was one additional death reported April 7 increasing the number to 747 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The person was a woman in her 70s from Penobscot County.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,711, an increase of six in the past day,.

There are currently 82 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 32 people in intensive care units and 10 on ventilators. The hospitalizations numbers are up from recent weeks.

Of the 747 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 409 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 127 deaths, 89 in Penobscot, 59  in Androscoggin, 58 in Kennebec, 56 in Oxford County, 44 in Aroostook, 36 in Hancock County, 28 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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