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Midcoast sees 13 more cases, CDC reports Sunday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 28, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were 13 more COVID-19 cases reported during the past day in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Feb. 28.

There was one additional death reported statewide by the CDC on Sunday.

Knox County reported six additional cases, according to the CDC on Sunday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 644 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of people who have been hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March remained at 27 on Friday.

The CDC also reports 11,078 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 7,501 with the first doses and 3.577 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported three additional cases on Feb. 28 and one additional completed isolation.

Lincoln County has had 582 cases, 165 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at  15.

The CDC reported 10,456 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 7,082 first doses and 3,368 second doses.

Waldo County reported four additional cases on Feb. 28.

Waldo County has had 586 cases, 214 completed isolations and 19 deaths. Twenty-five residents have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 9,312 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 6,559 first doses and 2,753 second doses.

Statewide, there were 142 new cases reported Feb. 28.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 44,634.

There were two additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,800 since the pandemic began in Maine.

There was one additional death reported, increasing the toll to 703 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The person was an Oxford County man in his 50s.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,527, an increase of two in the past day.

There are currently 72 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 703 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 389 were 80 years old or older, 186 were in their 70s, 62 were in their 60s, 28 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 180 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 117 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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