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Record number of Maine people in hospital with virus

Midcoast sees 16 more cases of COVID-19, CDC reports Thursday

By Stephen Betts | Jan 14, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were 16 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

There were eight more deaths reported statewide as Maine saw a near record with 808 new cases reported in the past day.

Knox County reported 12 additional cases with one additional person completing isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 14.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 462 cases, 197 have completed isolation and four people died. The number of Knox County residents hospitalized since the outbreak began remained at 18, the CDC reported.

Lincoln County reported two new cases and one additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 14.

Lincoln County has had 378 cases, 154 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 13.

Waldo County reported two more cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 14.

Waldo County has had 415 cases, 210 completed isolations, and 18 deaths. Twenty residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there was a near record 808 new cases new cases reported Jan. 14. Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 31,958. There were an additional 31 completed isolations, increasing that number to 11,840.

There were eight additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 14, increasing the death toll to 461 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March. Three of the deaths were Penobscot County, two in Cumberland, two in York, and one in Aroostook.

There have been 309 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,217, an increase of 16 in the past day.

There are currently 207 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 64 people in intensive care units and 23 people on ventilators. The number of people in the hospital currently is a record high.

Of the cases statewide as of Jan. 11, 3,137 were healthcare workers.

Of the 461 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 253 were 80 years old or older, 125 were in their 70s, 43 were in their 60s, 20 in their 50s, six people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s. The age ranges of the four most recent deaths have not yet been released. The age ranges of the most recent deaths were not immediately avaiable.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 117 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 87 deaths, 48 in Androscoggin, 35 in Kennebec, 35 in Penobscot, 29 in Oxford County, 25 in Aroostook, 24 in Somerset, 23 in Hancock County, 18 in Waldo County, seven in Franklin County, five in Washington County,  four in Knox County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

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