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Midcoast sees 37 more cases of COVID-19, CDC reports Tuesday

By Stephen Betts | Jan 12, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were 37 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Jan. 12.

There were 11 more deaths reported statewide.

Knox County reported 19 additional cases with no additional person completing isolation, the CDC reported. This is an increase of 51 in the past week.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 436 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 10 new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported. There have been 46 new cases in the past week.

Lincoln County has had 367 cases, 153 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 13.

Waldo County reported eight cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported. There have been 22 new cases and one death in the past week.

Waldo County has had 411 cases, 210 completed isolations, and 18 deaths. Twenty residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 715 new cases reported Jan. 12. Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 30,326. There were an additional 16 completed isolations, increasing that number to 11,768.

There were 11 additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 12, increasing the death toll to 449 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March. There were four deaths in Cumberland County, three in Penobscot and one each in Androscoggin, Oxford, Somerset and York counties. Four of the deaths were people in their 50s, four were in their 70s, and three were 80 or older.

There have been 297 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,189, an increase of 18 in the past day.

There are currently 203 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 68 people in intensive care units and 27 people on ventilators. The numbers in critical care and on ventilators has reached a record high.

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

Of the 449 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.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 115 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 83 deaths, 48 in Androscoggin, 35 in Kennebec, 30 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 (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Jan 12, 2021 10:46

Hmmmmm ..... 37 more? 19 of those Knox County..... Where is that vaccine?

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