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Midcoast sees four more cases of COVID-19, CDC reports Wednesday

By Stephen Betts | Jan 06, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

Three more deaths were reported statewide Jan. 6.

Late last week, the Knox County Correctional Facility was informed of a corrections officer having tested positive of COVID-19.

On Jan. 4, Thomaston announced the municipal building was to be closed through Jan. 5 for deep cleaning, after an employee tested positive for COVID1-9. There are four other employees quarantining. The town office was still closed on Wednesday.

Knox County reported no additional cases with no additional people completing the isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 6.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 385 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 four new cases and one additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 6.

Lincoln County has had 325 cases, 146 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations, increased by one, reaching 13.

Waldo County reported no new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 6.

Waldo County has had 389 cases, 208 completed isolations, and 17 deaths. Nineteen residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 525 new cases reported Jan. 6, with total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March to 27,090.

There were three additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 6 -- a resident of Penobscot County, a resident of Cumberland County, and one for which the county of residence was not listed. This raised the state's death toll to 372 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March.

There have been 220 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,124, an increase of seven in the past day.

There are currently 191 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 54 people in intensive care units and 21 people on ventilators.

Of the cases statewide as of Jan. 4, 2,837 were healthcare workers.

Of the 372 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 201 were 85 years old or older, 100 were in their 70s, 34 were in their 60s, 15 in their 50s, four people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 107 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 68 deaths, 44 in Androscoggin, 29 in Kennebec, 24 in Penobscot, 22 in Somerset, 21 in Oxford County,  17 in Waldo County, 13 in Hancock County, 10 in Aroostook, five in Franklin County, four in Knox County, four in Washington County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

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