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Midcoast sees 35 more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Friday

Jan 22, 2021
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There were 35 more cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday.

Four more deaths were reported statewide on Jan. 22.

Knox County reported 11 additional cases with no additional people completing isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 22.

Warren Community School principal Justin Kangas informed staff, students and family via letter that an individual associated with the school had tested positive for the virus on Jan. 21. Close contacts have already been told to quarantine.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 540 cases, 202 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 12 new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 22.

Lincoln County has had 426 cases, 160 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 15.

Waldo County reported 12 new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 22.

Waldo County has had 456 cases, 210 completed isolations and 18 deaths. Twenty-two residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there was 636 new cases reported Jan. 22. Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 36,274. There were an additional 59 completed isolations, increasing that number to 12,187.

There were four additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 22, increasing the death toll to 540 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March. There were three deaths in Cumberland County and one in Penobscot County. One person was in their 70s and three were in their 80s.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,309, an increase of 15 in the past day.

There are currently 198 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 71 people in intensive care units and 37 people on ventilators. These are near record highs for hospitalizations.

Of the cases statewide as of Jan. 19, 3,477 were healthcare workers.

Of the 540 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 298 were 80 years old or older, 138 were in their 70s, 50 were in their 60s, 22 in their 50s, seven people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 138 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 96 deaths, 55 in Penobscot, 51 in Androscoggin, 38 in Kennebec, 34 in Oxford County, 34 in Aroostook, 28 in Hancock County, 25 in Somerset,18 in Waldo County, eight in Washington County, seven in Franklin County, four in Knox County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

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