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. Case data will continue to be published by this publication until the end of the national emergency May 11.
Knox County, since March 2020, has recorded 8,116 cases, 142 hospitalizations and 55 deaths. This data includes 38 new cases and three new hospitalizations since the last update on Feb. 21.
Waldo County, since March 2020, has recorded 8,054 cases, 151 hospitalizations and 79 deaths. This data includes 35 new cases since the last update on Feb. 21.
Lincoln County, since March 2020, has recorded 6,908 cases, 127 hospitalizations and 44 deaths. This data includes 53 new cases and four new hospitalizations since the last update on Feb. 21.
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 more than 316,700 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, 2,921 individuals have 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 stands at more than 7,000.
Looking at present statewide hospital COVID-19 data, there are presently 168 hospitalized, including 30 in critical care and six on a ventilator.
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