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

By Stephen Betts | Apr 06, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 824 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 25,491 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 15,560 with the first doses and 9,931 with the second doses. This is an increase of 197 in the past day.

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

Lincoln County reported one additional case on April 6.

Lincoln County has had 682 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began increased by one during the past day, reaching 19.

The CDC reported 23,848 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 14,428 first doses and 9,420 second doses. This is an increase of five in the past day.

Waldo County reported three additional cases on April 6.

Waldo County has had 729 cases and 19 deaths. Twenty-seven residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 21,671 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 13,256 first doses and 8,415 second doses. This is an increase of seven.

Statewide, there were 290 new cases reported April 6.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 52,276.

There were no additional deaths reported April 6 keeping the number at 746 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,705, an increase of eight in the past day,.

There are currently 82 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 32 people in intensive care units and 10 on ventilators. The hospitalizations numbers are up from recent weeks.

Of the 746 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 409 were 80 years old or older, 193 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, 88 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, five in Knox County, four in Piscataquis, three in Sagadahoc, and two in Lincoln County.

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