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Midcoast sees 35 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Monday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 19, 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 911 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 32,876 vaccinations were administered in Knox County 18,151 with the first doses and 14,725 with the second doses. This is an increase of 50 in the past day. This means 54 percent of all Knox County residents have had at least one vaccination.

Lincoln County reported eight additional cases April 19.

Lincoln County has had 782 cases and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 19.

The CDC reported 29,416 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 17,141 first doses and 12,275 second doses. This is an increase of 32 in the past day.

Waldo County reported 15 additional cases April 19.

Waldo County has had 788 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-seven residents were hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 28,110 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 15,759 first doses and 12,351 second doses. This is an increase of 17.

Statewide, there were 260 additional cases reported April 19.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Thursday, April 15 that the average age of people getting the virus are younger than in the earlier stages of the pandemic. This is due to a combination of factors including the older, high-risk people being vaccinated but also because the new strains of the virus are more easily spread and can make people more ill.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 57,545.

There were two additional deaths reported April 19, increasing the number to 767 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The deaths were both Oxford County men -- one in their 40s and one in their 50s.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,772, an increase of two patients in the past day.

Currently there are 104 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 33 in critical care units, and 14 on ventilators.

Of the 767 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 413 were 80 years old or older, 199 were in their 70s, 70 were in their 60s, 33 in their 50s, 12 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 188 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 128 deaths, 89 in Penobscot, 63 in Kennebec, 62  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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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Apr 19, 2021 11:13

I suspect this upward trend will continue until some people drop political views and use common sense to put this pandemic in the rear view mirror by practicing the proven safety precautions and by getting vaccinated.

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