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State sees biggest one-day jump in cases in two months

Midcoast sees 24 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Friday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 02, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 816 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 24,180 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 14,849 with the first doses and 9,331 with the second doses. This is an increase of 615 in the past day.

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

Lincoln County reported seven additional cases on April 2.

Lincoln County has had 668 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 17.

The CDC reported 22,594 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 13,918 first doses and 8,676 second doses. This is an increase of 629 in the past day.

Waldo County reported 10 additional cases on April 2.

Waldo County has had 720 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-seven residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 20,949 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 12,965 first doses and 7,3984 second doses. This is an increase of 1,200.

Statewide, there were 401 new cases reported April 2. That is the most single day cases since Feb. 2. The CDC later issued a statement saying that the cases were from March 28 and on.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 51,189.

There was one additional death reported April 2, increasing the number at 744 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The death was a York County resident in his 80s or older.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,686 an increase of nine in the past day.

There are currently 75 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 25 people in intensive care units and  on ventilators.

Of the 744 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 127 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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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Apr 02, 2021 12:11

The numbers are increasing by the day folks. Get your vaccinations!!!

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