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State sets record for new cases in single day

Midcoast sees 25 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Wednesday

Hospitalizations also reach record numbers
By Stephen Betts | Jan 13, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were 25 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.

There were four more deaths reported statewide as Maine set a record with 824 new cases reported in the past day.

Knox County reported 14 additional cases with no additional person completing isolation, the CDC reported, the CDC reported Jan. 13.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 450 cases, 196 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 nine new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 13.

Lincoln County has had 376 cases, 153 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 13.

Waldo County reported two cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 13.

Waldo County has had 413 cases, 210 completed isolations, and 18 deaths. Twenty residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were a record 824 new cases new cases reported Jan. 13. This exceeded the previous record of 782 cases reported on Jan. 8. Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 31,150. There were an additional 41 completed isolations, increasing that number to 11,809.

There were four additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 13, increasing the death toll to 449 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March. Two of the deaths were York County residents and two were from Penobscot County. One person was in their 70s and three 80 and older.

There have been 301 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,201, an increase of 12 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 numbers in the hospital currently is a record high.

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

Of the 453 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.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 115 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 85 deaths, 48 in Androscoggin, 35 in Kennebec, 32 in Penobscot, 29 in Oxford County, 24 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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Comments (9)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jan 14, 2021 10:39

Another question, Stephen Betts.  Are the number of hospitalized included in the total county cases?


Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jan 14, 2021 10:38

Thank you Stephen.


Posted by: Ed Glaser | Jan 13, 2021 13:45

Valerie, (and anyone else), the Maine CDC usually issues the numbers on their website between 8 and 9 am. The reporting is done on the data collected from the day before. So, today's numbers are the combined reports from yesterday before midnight. We are still waiting for them to start reporting on inoculations.


Posted by: Harry Fitzgerald | Jan 13, 2021 11:38

Posted by Nancy Fitzgerald

Once again, thanks to Steve Betts and the Maine CDC for the great work they are doing to keep the public informed to the best of their ability, no matter what time of day we see the report. Simple math shows that there are 250 current active cases in Knox County, in case that question comes up.

Looking forward to when it is my turn to stand in line for the vaccination, in the meantime and for the foreseeable future after that, I will continue to wear a mask and follow Maine CDC guidelines to help keep others and myself save as possible.

Nancy Fitzgerald

Posted by: Betty McCommic | Jan 13, 2021 11:22

Answer that if you can.

Posted by: Betty McCommic | Jan 13, 2021 11:22

Answer that if you can.

Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Jan 13, 2021 10:41

Yikes!! Another 25..... 14 of which are Knox County.....

Posted by: Stephen Betts | Jan 13, 2021 10:26

Valerie, the numbers have always been released in the morning on the Maine CDC website.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jan 13, 2021 10:11

Why is it, Stephen Betts, that this report has been coming out in the mornings, when it was coming out in the afternoon?  How do they get their numbers for the day so early in the morning?

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