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Midcoast sees nine more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Thursday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 08, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 836 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 26,982 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 15,890 with the first doses and 11,092 with the second doses. This is an increase of 1,090 in the past day.

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

Lincoln County reported three additional cases on April 8.

Lincoln County has had 695 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 19.

The CDC reported 25,059 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 14,895 first doses and 10,164 second doses. This is an increase of 718 in the past day.

Waldo County reported two additional cases on April 8.

Waldo County has had 733 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-seven residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 23,147 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 13,626 first doses and 9,521 second doses. This is an increase of 485.

Statewide, there were 319 new cases reported April 8.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 52,996.

There was one additional death reported April 7 increasing the number to 748 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The death was a woman in her 70s from Sagadahoc County.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,714, an increase of three in the past day,.

There are currently 78 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 31 people in intensive care units and eight on ventilators. The hospitalizations numbers are up from recent weeks.

Of the 748 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 409 were 80 years old or older, 195 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, 89 in Penobscot, 59  in Androscoggin, 58 in Kennebec, 56 in Oxford County, 44 in Aroostook, 36 in Hancock County, 28 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 15 in Washington County, 12 in Franklin County, seven in Sagadahoc, five in Knox County, four in Piscataquis, and two in Lincoln County.

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