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Midcoast sees four more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Tuesday

By Stephen Betts | Mar 02, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

The Midcoast saw an additional four COVID-19 cases, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention March 2.

There were no additional deaths reported statewide by the CDC on Tuesday.

Knox County reported one additional case, according to the CDC on Tuesday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 653 cases, and five deaths. The number of people who have been hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March remained at 27.

The CDC also reports 11,242 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County — 7,568 with the first doses and 3,674 with the second doses.

Knox County's overall population is estimated at slightly less than 40,000 people.

Lincoln County reported three additional cases on March 2.

Lincoln County has had 586 cases, and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at  15.

The CDC reported 10,909 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County — 7,301 first doses and 3,608 second doses.

Waldo County reported one additional case on March 2.

Waldo County has had 587 cases, 214 and 19 deaths. Twenty-five residents have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 9,338 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County — 6,574 first doses and 2,764 second doses.

Statewide, there were 182 new cases reported March 2.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 44,944.

There were no additional deaths reported March 2 for the second consecutive day, with the death toll remaining at 703 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,536, an increase of seven in the past day.

There are currently 62 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 20 people in intensive care units and eight people on ventilators.

Of the 703 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 389 were 80 years old or older, 186 were in their 70s, 62 were in their 60s, 29 in their 50s, 10 people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s. The age ranges of the most recent deaths have not yet been released.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 180 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 117 deaths, 85 in Penobscot, 56  in Androscoggin, 52 in Oxford County, 51 in Kennebec, 43 in Aroostook, 34 in Hancock County, 27 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 12 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, three in Sagadahoc, two in Lincoln, and one in Piscataquis.

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