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Midcoast sees 10 more cases of COVID-19, CDC reports Monday

By Stephen Betts | Jan 04, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were 10 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Jan. 4

One more death was reported statewide Jan. 4.

Knox County reported five more cases with no additional people completing the isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 4.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 384 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 146 new cases since Dec. 12.

Lincoln County reported three new cases, the CDC reported Jan. 4.

Lincoln County has had 315 cases, 145 completed isolations, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 12.

Waldo County reported two new cases, the CDC reported Jan. 4.

Waldo County has had 387 cases, 208 completed isolations, and 17 deaths. Nineteen residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 376 new cases reported Jan. 4, with total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March to 25,968.

There was one additional death reported statewide Jan. 4 --  a York County resident. This raised the state's death toll to 360 since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March.

There have been 208 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,099, an increase of eight in the past day.

There are currently 186 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 51 people in intensive care units and 23 people on ventilators.

Of the cases statewide as of Jan. 4, 2,837 were healthcare workers.

Of the 360 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 201 were 80 years old or older, 95 were in their 70s, 34 were in their 60s, 15 in their 50s, four people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 104 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 65 deaths, 44 in Androscoggin, 29 in Kennebec, 21 in Somerset, 21 in Oxford County, 21 in Penobscot, 17 in Waldo County, 13 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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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Jan 04, 2021 23:19

Yowza... 10 more victims. Don those masks folks!!!

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