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Midcoast sees 36 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Wednesday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 28, 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 Wednesday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 964 cases and five deaths. The number of people who were hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March, increased by one, reaching 32.

This is the second consecutive day that Knox County has seen a new hospitalization because of the virus.

The CDC also reports 36,241 vaccinations were administered in Knox County, 19,659 with the first doses and 16,582 with the second doses. This is an increase of 393 in the past day. This means 58 percent of all Knox County residents have had at least one vaccination and 49 percent all required shots.

Lincoln County reported 25 additional cases April 28. This is the largest single day increase for Lincoln County. An outbreak has occurred at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

Lincoln County has had 851 cases and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 19.

The CDC reported 32,605 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 18,442 first doses and 14,163 second doses. This is an increase of 409 in the past day.

Waldo County reported four additional cases April 28.

Waldo County has had 826 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-nine residents were hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 31,127 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 17,029 first doses and 14,098 second doses. This is an increase of 641.

Statewide, there were 261 additional cases reported April 28.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 60,691.

There was one additional death reported April 28, increasing the number to 778 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The death was a woman in her 80s from Piscataquis County.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,829.

Currently there are 119 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 49 in critical care units, and 14 on ventilators.

Of the 778 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 417 were 80 years old or older, 201 were in their 70s, 72 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 189 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 130 deaths, 89 in Penobscot, 65 in Kennebec, 65  in Androscoggin, 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, eight in Sagadahoc, six in Piscataquis, five in Knox County, and two in Lincoln County.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Stephen Betts | Apr 28, 2021 15:12

Kathleen, the headline refers to the Midcoast (Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties). There were 36 cases combined in the three counties. Knox County had seven of those cases.

Posted by: Kathleen Jones | Apr 28, 2021 14:32

The headline says 36, but the article says 7?

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