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Knox County sees no additional COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Tuesday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 23, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were four 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. 23.

Two additional deaths were reported statewide.

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 624 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports 8,967 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 6,377 with the first doses and 2,590 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported three additional cases and no additional completed isolation on Feb. 23.

Lincoln County has had 571 cases, 163 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations increased by one, reaching 16.

The CDC reported 8,709 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 6,414 first doses and 2,295 second doses.

Waldo County reported one additional case on Feb. 23.

Waldo County has had 577 cases, 214 completed isolations and 19 deaths. Twenty-four residents have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported 8,158 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 5,811 first doses and 2,347 second doses.

Statewide, there were 142 new cases reported Feb. 23.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 43,736.

There were six additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,772 since the pandemic began in Maine.

Two additional deaths were reported statewide with the death toll increasing to 660 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The deaths were two Oxford County residents.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,511, an increase of three from a day earlier.

There are currently 72 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 22 people in intensive care units and six people on ventilators. This is a continued decline in hospitalizations.

Of the 660 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, 44 in Oxford County, 43 in Aroostook, 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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