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Midcoast sees five more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Sunday

By Stephen Betts | Jan 10, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were five new cases of COVID-19 reported in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 10.

The at least one-day slowdown in the pandemic also saw no additional deaths reported in the state, the CDC reported Sunday.

Knox County reported three additional cases with no additional person completing isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 10.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 415 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 no new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 10.

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

Waldo County reported two new cases and one additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 10.

Waldo County has had 403 cases, 210 completed isolations, and 17 deaths. Twenty residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 279 new cases reported Jan. 10. Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 29,298. There were an additional seven completed isolations, increasing that number to 11,735.

There were no additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 10, leaving the death toll to 432 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March.

There have been 280 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began remained at 1,158.

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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