September 25 update: Midcoast adds 82 new cases of COVID-19



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

The Maine CDC conducts case investigations and contact tracing Monday through Friday. As a result, data on COVID-19 cases will be updated by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Case data will not be updated on Sunday and Monday or on statutory holidays.

Knox County, as of March 2020, has recorded 1,576 cases, 40 hospitalizations and 10 deaths. This data includes an increase of 34 new cases and one new hospitalization since the last update.

Waldo County, since March 2020, has recorded 2,008 cases, 58 hospitalizations and 28 deaths. This data includes an increase of 45 new cases since the last update.

Lincoln County, as of March 2020, has recorded 1,504 cases, 31 hospitalizations and four deaths. This data includes an increase of three new cases since the last update.

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

“The data relates to people who claim to reside in Maine, regardless of what state they were tested in or where they are currently living,” the Maine CDC said. “For example, a person who claims residence in Maine but lives in Florida will appear in this data even though they were living in Florida at the time of illness. County lists are by patient’s residence, not by hospital location or testing location. “

There have been more than 87,100 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide since the outbreak began in March 2020. One confirmed case represents when SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected using a molecular amplification test (e.g. laboratory.

Statewide, 1,013 people have died since the outbreak began after testing positive for COVID-19.

The cumulative number of people hospitalized, at any point during their illness, across the state since the start of the epidemic has risen to more than 2,400.

Looking at COVID-19 data from current hospitals statewide, there are currently 225 hospitalized, including 77 in intensive care and 36 on ventilators.



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