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Midcoast sees 20 more cases of COVID-19, CDC reports Saturday

By Stephen Betts | Jan 09, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, according to the CDC on Jan. 9.

Knox County reported seven additional cases with one additional person completing the isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 9.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 412 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 seven new cases and one additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 9.

Lincoln County has had 355 cases, 153 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 13.

Waldo County reported six new cases and one additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 9.

Waldo County has had 401 cases, 209 completed isolations, and 17 deaths. Twenty residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 612 new cases reported Jan. 9. Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 29,019. There were an additional 38 completed isolations, increasing that number to 11,728.

There were six additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 9 -- two each from York and Aroostook counties and one each from Hancock and Cumberland. This raised the state's death toll to 432 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March. The deaths were people in their 60s and older.

There have been 280 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,158, an increase of eight in the past day.

There are currently 205 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 56 people in intensive care units and 26 people on ventilators.

Of the cases statewide as of Jan. 8, 3,041 were healthcare workers.

Of the 432 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 246 were 80 years old or older, 120 were in their 70s, 43 were in their 60s, 16 in their 50s, five people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 111 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 80 deaths, 47 in Androscoggin, 34 in Kennebec, 28 in Oxford County, 27 in Penobscot, 23 in Somerset, 23 in Hancock County, 22 in Aroostook, 17 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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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Jan 09, 2021 10:48

20 more cases for today..... 7 of them Knox County. Not looking good folks.

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