May 11 update: Midcoast adds 20 new COVID-19 cases

AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated its list, May 11, of COVID-19 cases 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 1,067 cases, 32 hospitalizations and five deaths. This data includes an increase of five new cases since yesterday’s update.

Waldo County, since March 2020, has recorded 907 cases, 32 hospitalizations and 20 deaths. This data includes an increase of seven new cases and one new death since yesterday’s update.

Lincoln County, since March 2020, has recorded 973 cases, 22 hospitalizations and two deaths. This data includes an increase of eight new cases 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 64,400 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 in an individual.

Across the state, 797 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 1,900.

Looking at present hospital COVID-19 data, there are presently 131 hospitalized, including 50 in critical care and 22 on a ventilator.

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