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Waldo County reports 19th death

Midcoast sees six more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Saturday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 20, 2021

There were six more COVID-19 cases reported during the past day in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Feb. 20.

Two additional deaths were reported statewide, including one in Waldo County.

Knox County reported no additional cases, according to the CDC on Saturday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 620 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports 8,423 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 6,134 with the first doses and 2,289 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported four additional cases and no additional completed isolation on Feb. 20.

Lincoln County has had 563 cases, 163 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations increased by one, reaching 16.

The CDC reported 8,113 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 6,162 first doses and 1,951 second doses.

Waldo County reported two additional cases on Feb. 20. One additional death was reported.

Waldo County has had 572 cases, 214 completed isolations and 19 deaths. Twenty-four residents have been hospitalized, an increase of one in the past day.

The CDC reported 7,869 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 5,665 first doses and 2,214 second doses.

Statewide, there were 143 new cases reported Feb. 20.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 43,367.

There were four additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,759 since the pandemic began in Maine.

Two additional deaths were reported statewide with the death toll reaching 658                 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The deaths were the Waldo County resident and one resident of Oxford County. One person was in their 60s and one in their 70s.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,505, an increase of two from a day earlier.

There are currently 87 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 29 people in intensive care units and seven people on ventilators..

Of the 658 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 366 were 80 years old or older, 172 were in their 70s, 58 were in their 60s, 27 in their 50s, nine people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 176 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 110 deaths, 76 in Penobscot, 54 in Androscoggin, 49 in Kennebec, 43 in Aroostook, 42 in Oxford County, 31 in Hancock County, 26 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 10 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

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Comments (12)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Feb 25, 2021 16:56

This is fun. :-)  I keep throwing out the bait and the fish keeps biting ..... Yup ... Now go away.

Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Feb 25, 2021 09:05

Yup .... now go away.

Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Feb 24, 2021 15:53

Yup ... now go away.

Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Feb 24, 2021 10:58

Research, Valerie, entails being able to FULLY research and the ability separate truth from conspiracy theories and outright lies. Trust me... nobody researches things more deeply than me. I most certainly looked at the link. It originated with Trump. I had my clear answer. Do you seriously think hospitals and doctors can treat millions of Covid patients (or any kind of patients) for free?

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Feb 24, 2021 10:26

I agree with Crawford. I read that link and as usual there is not much truth to it. Any occupation has people that cheat the system but I don't believe many doctors are creating false claims to get more money. I trust that the majority of medical professionals are more interested in health than money.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 24, 2021 07:16


If you did some research, you would find that doctors and hospitals are getting reinbursed for COVID cases.  Did you go to the link that Don posted and read it?

Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Feb 22, 2021 12:16

Do not believe the wizards behind the curtain folks. Covid is here... it's real... it's killing people. Rumors are called 'rumors' for a reason.

Posted by: Don Dickinson | Feb 22, 2021 11:21

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 22, 2021 08:01

I bet that many does not know that way back last April, hospitals and doctors receive money for every COVID death that they report.  This pandemic is nothing but a way for big corporations, the government, hospitals and doctors to make money!!!!

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 21, 2021 07:59

Yes, Richard.  I have thought it useless since the middle of last year.

Posted by: richard krementz | Feb 20, 2021 16:08

Valery, the state stopped reporting the number of active cases a few months ago. I think the 211 datum started many months after the total count, so is basically a useless factoid. There are not 400+ active cases in Knox.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 20, 2021 10:40

This does not make sense to me...."Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 620 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26."  So, with these numbers there are still over 400 cases active in Knox County after almost a year.  I must be doing something wrong.  Can anyone help me out here?

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