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Midcoast sees 13 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Sunday

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

There were 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Jan. 3

One more death was reported statewide Jan. 3.

The CDC notes on its website that some data would not be updated during the holiday weekend.

Knox County reported six more cases with no additional people completing the isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 3.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 379 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 141 new cases since Dec. 12.

Lincoln County reported four new cases, the CDC reported Jan. 3.

Lincoln County has had 312 cases, 145 completed isolations, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 12.

Waldo County reported three new cases, the CDC reported Jan. 3.

Waldo County has had 385 cases, 208 completed isolations, and 17 deaths. Nineteen residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 347 new cases reported Jan. 3, with total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March to 25,592.

There was one additional death reported statewide Jan. 3 --  a Hancock County man in his 60s. This raised the state's death toll to 359 since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March.

There have been 207 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 182 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 46 people in intensive care units and 18 people on ventilators.

Of the cases statewide as of Dec. 30, 2,535 were healthcare workers.

Of the 359 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. The age ranges of the most recent deaths have not yet been released.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 104 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 64 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 (2)
Posted by: Harry Fitzgerald | Jan 03, 2021 18:19

Thank you to Steve Betts, and the staff at Maine CDC, for keeping us up to date on Covid-19 as best you can. You do a great job.

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Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Jan 03, 2021 10:34

Gee.... another 13 cases. 141 new cases in Knox County just since just Dec 12th! Where is the vaccine? I want my dose ASAP!!!

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