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

By Stephen Betts | Apr 26, 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 Monday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 955 cases and five deaths. The number of people who were hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March remains at 30.

The CDC also reports 35,671 vaccinations were administered in Knox County 19,410 with the first doses and 16,261 with the second doses. This is an increase of 171 in the past day. This means 58 percent of all Knox County residents have had at least one vaccination and 48 percent all required shots.

Lincoln County reported 13 additional cases April 26.

Lincoln County has had 821 cases and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 19.

The CDC reported 31,775 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 18,134 first doses and 13,641 second doses. This is an increase of 51 in the past day.

Waldo County reported four additional cases April 26.

Waldo County has had 815 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-nine residents were hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began -- an increase of one in the past day.

The CDC reported 30,324 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 16,828 first doses and 13,496 second doses. This is an increase of 27.

Statewide, there were 229 additional cases reported April 26.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 60,005.

There were no additional deaths reported April 26, keeping the number at 772 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,820, an increase of nine patients in the past day.

Currently there are 116 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 48 in critical care units, and 20 on ventilators.

Of the 772 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 414 were 80 years old or older, 200 were in their 70s, 71 were in their 60s, 34 in their 50s, 12 people in their 40s, one in their 30s, and two in his

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 188 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 130 deaths, 89 in Penobscot, 65 in Kennebec, 63  in Androscoggin, 61 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, five in Knox County, four in Piscataquis and two in Lincoln County.

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