May 18 update: 1,713 statewide COVID-19 cases

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:00pm

AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated its list, May 18, of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maine.

Today, there are 1,713 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases across the state, including 1,533 confirmed cases and 180 probable cases. 

Across the state, 1,053 people have recovered from COVID-19, while 71 people have died. The number of people hospitalized, at some point during their illness, across the state stands at 223.

Looking at hospital COVID-19 data, there are currently 42 hospitalized, including 16 in critical care and 10 on a ventilator. There are 189 available critical care beds out of 394 total and 258 available ventilators of 314 total and 426 alternative ventilators. 

To view the Maine CDC’s interactive COVID-19 case trends and rates, please click here

The Maine CDC reports 33,035 total tests performed, as of May 13. “Maine CDC will publish the total number of tests once a week on Wednesdays. Because of the number of outside labs that are testing samples from Maine, it is not currently possible to post a complete count of tests on a daily basis,” the Maine CDC website states. 

By sex, 900 females have tested positive in the state and 813 males have tested positive. 

The below cases represents the number of full-time Maine residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Maine CDC. 

“This is likely an underrepresentation of the true number of cases in Maine since not all individuals are being tested,” the Maine CDC says. “For individuals not considered to be at high risk, medical providers are currently advised to diagnose COVID-19 based on symptoms.” 

Each day, the Maine CDC updates its COVID-19 data on its website with the latest coronavirus numbers from across the state. Today’s update came at 12:15 p.m. 

COVID-19 Cases by County    
County
Confirmed
Recovered
Hospitalization
Deaths
Androscoggin
139
66
21
2
Aroostook
7
4
1
 
Cumberland 852
465
100
36
Franklin
33
24
2
1
Hancock
11
9
1
1
Kennebec
121
89
18
8
Knox
20
17
2
 
Lincoln
17
12
 
 
Oxford
17
16
1
 
Penobscot
93
80
17
1
Piscataquis
1
1
 
 
Sagadahoc
27
16
5
 
Somerset
20
14
 
 
Waldo
50
34
3
14
Washington
2
2
 
 
York
302
204
52
8
Unknown
1
 
 
 

 

Confirmed Cases by Age
Age Range
Count
Percentage
<20
59
3.4%
20s
205
12.0%
30s
218
12.7%
40s
259
15.1%
50s
330
19.3%
60s
267
15.6%
70s
190
11.1%
80+
185
10.8%