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

By Stephen Betts | Jun 10, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

The three Midcoast counties saw a combined seven additional cases of COVID-19 in the past day, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday.

Knox County reported Thursday one additional COVID-19 case in the past day.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 1,142 cases and six deaths. The number of people who were hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began remained at 36.

The CDC also reports 47,173 vaccinations were administered in Knox County. This is an increase of 204 in the past day. This means 68% of all Knox County residents have had all required shots.

Knox County is getting close to President Joe Biden's goal of 70 percent by July 4 but below what is considered herd immunity.

Lincoln County reported two additional cases June 10.

Lincoln County has had 1,072 cases and three deaths since the pandemic began. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at 25.

The CDC reported 42,288 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County. This is an increase of 230 in the past day. Sixty-eight percent of residents had completed their vaccinations.

Waldo County reported four additional cases on June 10.

Waldo County has had 1,042 cases. Thirty-five residents have hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began. Twenty-one people have died since the pandemic began 15 months ago.

The CDC reported 40,274 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County. This is an increase of 124 in the past day. Fifty-eight percent of residents have completed their vaccinations.

Statewide, there were 65 additional cases reported June 10.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 68,449.

The CDC also reports that there have been 387 cases of COVID-19 in people who have been fully vaccinated.

There were no additional deaths reported statewide June 10, keeping the number at 843 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 2,044 an increase of one in the past day.

Currently, there are 56 people hospitalized in Maine with COVID-19, 27 in critical care units and 14 on ventilators.

Of the 843 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 427 were 80 years old or older, 209 were in their 70s, 89 were in their 60s, 38 in their 50s, 13 people in their 40s, one in their 30s, four in their 20s, and one younger than 20.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 197 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 132 deaths, 94 in Penobscot, 85 in Androscoggin, 74 in Kennebec, 66 in Oxford County, 46 in Aroostook, 38 in Hancock County, 33 in Somerset, 21 in Waldo County, 16 in Washington County, 15 in Franklin County, 11Google in Sagadahoc, six in Piscataquis, six in Knox County and three in Lincoln County.

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