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Midcoast sees 12 new cases of COVID-19, CDC reports Jan. 1

By Stephen Betts | Jan 01, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

The three Midcoast counties reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 during the past day, the CDC reported Jan. 1.

Four more deaths were reported statewide Jan. 1.

Knox County reported three new cases and one additional completed isolation Jan. 1, according to the Maine CDC.

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.

Active cases increased by two, reaching a record high 173.

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

Lincoln County had seven cases and one additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 1.

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 reported two new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 1. 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 a near record 700 new cases reported Jan. 1, with total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March to 24,901.

There were four additional death reported statewide Jan. 1 -- two from Washington County, one each from Penobscot and Cumberland counties. This raised the state's death toll to 351 since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March. The ages of the most recent deaths were in their 80s 90s.

There have been 199 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,080, an increase of 15 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 351 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 198 were 80 years old or older, 92 were in their 70s, 32 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 98 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 63 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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