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Maine CDC report for Saturday shows no changes in Midcoast

By Stephen Betts | Jan 02, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were no changes reported Jan. 2 by the Maine CDC for the three Midcoast counties.

Seven more deaths were reported statewide Jan. 2.

The CDC notes on its website that some data would not be updated during the holiday weekend.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 373 cases, 196 have completed isolation, and four people have died. The number of Knox County residents hospitalized since the outbreak began remained at 18, the CDC reported.

Knox County has recorded 135 new cases since Dec. 12.

Lincoln County has had 308 cases, 145 completed isolations, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 12. Active cases are now a record 157.

Waldo County has had 382 cases, 208 completed isolations, and 17 deaths. Nineteen residents have been hospitalized. Active cases reached a record high 157.

Statewide, there were 344 new cases reported Jan. 2, with total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March to 25,245.

There were seven additional death reported statewide Jan. 2 -- six in Cumberland County and one in York County. This raised the state's death toll to 358 since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March. The age ranges of the most recent deaths was from the 60s to 90s.

There have been 206 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,091, an increase of 11 in the past day.

There are currently 188 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 48 people in intensive care units and 19 people on ventilators.

Of the cases statewide as of Dec. 30, 2,535 were healthcare workers.

Of the 358 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 201 were 80 years old or older, 95 were in their 70s, 33 were in their 60s, 15 in their 50s, four people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s. The age ranges of the most recent deaths have not yet been released.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 104 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 64 deaths, 44 in Androscoggin, 29 in Kennebec, 21 in Somerset, 21 in Oxford County, 21 in Penobscot, 17 in Waldo County, 12 in Hancock County, eight in Aroostook, five in Franklin County, four in Knox County, four in Washington County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

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