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Midcoast sees five more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Tuesday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 20, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 913 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 32,984 vaccinations were administered in Knox County 18,210 with the first doses and 14,774 with the second doses. This is an increase of 104 in the past day. This means 54 percent of all Knox County residents have had at least one vaccination.

Lincoln County reported two additional cases April 20.

Lincoln County has had 784 cases and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 19.

The CDC reported 29,568 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 17,199 first doses and 12,369 second doses. This is an increase of 152 in the past day.

Waldoboro's Town Office opened April 19 with only two staff members following a positive case on April 14. The remaining staff are in quarantine.

Waldo County reported one additional case April 20.

Waldo County has had 788 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-eight residents were hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began -- that is an increase of one in the past day

The CDC reported 28,184 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 15,798 first doses and 12,386 second doses. This is an increase of 74.

Statewide, there were 420 additional cases reported April 20.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said 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 57,965.

There were no additional deaths reported April 20, keeping the number at 767 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,778, an increase of six patients in the past day.

Currently there are 105 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 32 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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