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Midcoast sees 10 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Friday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 12, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were 10 more cases of COVID-19 reported during the past day in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday.

Two additional deaths were reported statewide.

Knox County reported two additional cases with no additional people completing isolation, the CDC reported Feb. 12.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 601 cases, 210 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports that 6,356 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County -- 4,848 with the first doses and 1,508 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported six new cases and no additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Feb. 12.

Lincoln County has had 534 cases, 162 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations remained at 15.

The CDC reported that 6,251 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County -- 4,937 first doses and 1,316 second doses.

Waldo County reported two new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Feb. 12.

Waldo County has had 561 cases, 214 completed isolations and 18 deaths. Twenty-three residents have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported that 5,780 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County -- 4,536 first doses and 1,254 second doses.

Statewide, there were 201 new cases reported Feb. 12.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 42,259.

There were 31 additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,619 since the pandemic began in Maine.

Two additional deaths were reported Feb. 12 -- a resident of Cumberland County and a resident of Penobscot County. One person was in their 50s and the other was 80 or older. This increases the statewide death toll to 643 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,469, an increase of five in the past day.

There are currently 102 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 24 people in intensive care units and nine people on ventilators. This is a continued decline in the number of people in the hospital and the lowest in three months.

The seven-day positivity rate dropped below 2 percent for the first time since Nov. 7, according to the CDC.

Of the 643 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 357 were 80 years old or older, 169 were in their 70s, 58 were in their 60s, 27 in their 50s, eight people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 170 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 109 deaths, 74 in Penobscot, 54 in Androscoggin, 47 in Kennebec, 43 in Aroostook, 41 in Oxford County, 30 in Hancock County, 26 in Somerset, 18 in Waldo County, 12 in Washington County, eight in Franklin County, five in Knox County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

As of Feb. 9, 3,964 of the people diagnosed with the virus have been healthcare workers.

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