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Midcoast sees 12 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Wednesday

By Stephen Betts | Mar 03, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

The Midcoast saw an additional 12 COVID-19 cases, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention March 3.

There were two additional deaths reported statewide by the CDC on Wednesday.

Knox County reported five additional cases, according to the CDC on Wednesday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 658 cases, and five deaths. The number of people who have been hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March remains at 27.

The CDC also reports 11,779 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 8,066 with the first doses and 3,713 with the second doses.

Knox County's overall population is estimated at slightly less than 40,000 people.

Lincoln County reported two additional cases on March 3.

Lincoln County has had 585 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remains at  15.

The CDC reported 11,325 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 7,503 first doses and 3,822 second doses.

Waldo County reported five additional cases on March 3.

Waldo County has had 595 cases, 214 and 19 deaths. Twenty-five residents have been hospitalized at some point from the virus since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 9,541 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 6,674 first doses and 2,867 second doses.

Statewide, there were 147 new cases reported March 3.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 45,091.

There were two additional deaths reported March 3, increasing the death toll to 705 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The two deaths were York County residents -- a man in his 50s and a man in his 70s.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,545, an increase of nine in the past day.

There are currently 67 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 24 people in intensive care units and eight people on ventilators.

Of the 705 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 389 were 80 years old or older, 186 were in their 70s, 62 were in their 60s, 29 in their 50s, 10 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 179 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 119 deaths, 85 in Penobscot, 56  in Androscoggin, 52 in Oxford County, 51 in Kennebec, 43 in Aroostook, 34 in Hancock County, 27 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 12 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, three in Sagadahoc, two in Lincoln, and one in Piscataquis.

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