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Midcoast sees seven more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Saturday

By Stephen Betts | Apr 24, 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 Saturday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 946 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 35,299 vaccinations were administered in Knox County 19,296 with the first doses and 16,003 with the second doses. This is an increase of 502 in the past day. This means 57 percent of all Knox County residents have had at least one vaccination and 47 percent all required shots.

Lincoln County reported one additional case April 24.

Lincoln County has had 806 cases and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 19.

The CDC reported 31,563 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 18,020 first doses and 13,543 second doses. This is an increase of 345 in the past day.

Waldo County reported two additional cases April 24.

Waldo County has had 812 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-eight residents were hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 30,032 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 16,702 first doses and 13,330 second doses. This is an increase of 61.

Statewide, there were 373 additional cases reported April 24.

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 59,612.

There was one additional death reported April 24, increasing the number to 772 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The death was a York County woman in her 60s.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,809, an increase of two patients in the past day.

Currently there are 123 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 50 in critical care units, and 23 on ventilators. The hospitalization numbers show a continued higher trend.

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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