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Midcoast sees 21 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Monday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 12, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

Knox County reported 12 additional COVID-19 cases 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 858 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 29,375 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County 16,349 with the first doses and 13,026 with the second doses. This is an increase of 258 in the past day.

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

Lincoln County reported four additional cases on April 12.

Lincoln County has had 712 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 19.

The CDC reported 26,847 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 15,787 first doses and 11,060 second doses. This is an increase of 58 in the past day.

Waldo County reported five additional cases on April 12.

Waldo County has had 744 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-seven residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 24,835 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 14,060 first doses and 10,775 second doses. This is an increase of 70.

Statewide, there were 296 new cases reported April 12

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 54,256.

There was one additional death reported April 12 increasing the number at 752 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The person who died was a man in his 70s from Kennebec County.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,733, an increase of in the past day, an increase of four in the past day.

Of the 751 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 409 were 80 years old or older, 196 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, 59 in Kennebec, 56 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, seven in Sagadahoc, five in Knox County, four in Piscataquis, and two in Lincoln County.

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