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Midcoast sees 23 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Monday

By Stephen Betts | May 03, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

The three Midcoast counties saw a combined 23 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past day,  according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Monday.

Knox County reported six additional COVID-19 cases in the past day on Monday.

The Maine CDC said Saturday, May 1 there were open outbreak investigations in Knox County at:

  • Camden Hills Regional High School
  • Camden Rockport Elementary School
  • Fisher Engineering Rockland
  • Oceanside High School

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 1,006 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 38,189 vaccinations were administered in Knox County, 20,270 with the first doses and 17,884 with the second doses. This is an increase of 35 in the past day. This means 60 percent of all Knox County residents have had at least one vaccination and 53 percent all required shots.

Lincoln County reported 12 additional cases May 3.

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 889 cases and two deaths since the pandemic began. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 21.

The CDC reported 34,031 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 18,954 first doses and 15,077 second doses. This is an increase of 25 in the past day.

Waldo County reported five additional cases May 3.

Waldo County has had 853 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-nine residents were hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 32,516 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 17,425 first doses and 15,091 second doses. This is an increase of 22.

Statewide, there were 245 additional cases reported May 3.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 62,092.

There was one additional death reported May 3, increasing the number to 790 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The death was an Androscoggin County man in his 60s.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,862, an increase of two in the past day.

Currently there are 124 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 42 in critical care units, and 18 on ventilators.

Of the 790 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 419 were 80 years old or older, 203 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, 90 in Penobscot, 71 in Androscoggin, 68 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, 10 in Sagadahoc, six in Piscataquis, five in Knox County, and two in Lincoln County.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | May 03, 2021 10:15

Wow!! Another 23 cases in one day .... 6 of them in Knox County alone.

For anyone interested in research and facts, nationally the Covid-19 total now is: 591,063 deaths, 33,180,686 cases. That is 33,030 more cases (and 330 more deaths) than just 15 hours ago. Mask up folks!!! Get those vaccinations!!! Help ensure that you and others Have a happy life!!!

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