Midcoast added 27 new COVID-19 cases over past week

Tue, 05/09/2023 - 8:15am

AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated its list of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state of Maine.

To keep up with Maine's evolving COVID-19 response, Maine CDC is returning to routine operations. As a result, the Maine CDC will only update COVID-19 case data on Tuesdays. Case data will not be updated on holidays.

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Knox County, since March 2020, recorded 8,275 cases, 154 hospitalizations and 58 deaths. This data includes six new cases and two new hospitalizations since the update provided on May 2.

Waldo County, since March 2020, recorded 8,200 cases, 161 hospitalizations and 87 deaths. This data includes four new cases, one new hospitalization and three new deaths since the update provided on May 2.

Lincoln County, since March 2020, recorded 7,059 cases, 134 hospitalizations and 47 deaths. This data includes 17 new cases since the update provided on May 2.

The above data represents the number of full-time Maine residents who have been tested for COVID-19, according to the Maine CDC.

“Data are about individuals who claim residency in Maine regardless of what state they were tested in, or where they are currently living,” the Maine CDC says. “For example, an individual who claims residency in Maine but lives in Florida will appear in this data even if they were living in Florida at the time of illness. County listings are by residence of patient, not location of the hospital or testing location.”

There have been 322,981 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 across the state since the outbreak began in March 2020. A confirmed case represents when SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected using a molecular amplification test (e.g. PCR) from any approved lab.

Across the state, 3,038 individuals passed away since the start of the outbreak after testing positive for COVID-19.

The cumulative number of people hospitalized, at some point during their illness, across the state since the start of the outbreak was 7,441.

Looking at present statewide hospital COVID-19 data, there are presently 62 hospitalized, including 10 in critical care and one on a ventilator.