June 29 update: Midcoast adds three new COVID-19 cases

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 8:15am

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

    Each morning, the Maine CDC updates its COVID-19 data on its website with the latest coronavirus numbers from across the state.

    Knox County, since March 2020, has recorded 1,145 cases, 36 hospitalizations and six deaths. This data includes no changes since yesterday’s update.

    Waldo County, since March 2020, has recorded 1,052 cases, 35 hospitalizations and 21 deaths. This data includes an increase of two new cases since yesterday’s update.

    Lincoln County, since March 2020, has recorded 1,081 cases, 25 hospitalizations and three deaths. This data includes an increase of one new case since yesterday’s update.

    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 69,000 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, 858 individuals have passed away since the start of the outbreak after testing positive for COVID-19. The statewide death toll remained flat from yesterday.

    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 2,000.

    Looking at present statewide hospital COVID-19 data, there are presently 27 hospitalized, including 16 in critical care and eight on a ventilator.