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Midcoast sees four new COVID-19 cases and one death, CDC reports Monday

By Stephen Betts | Jan 11, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

There were six more deaths reported statewide, including one in Waldo County.

Knox County reported two additional cases with no additional person completing isolation, the CDC reported Jan. 11.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 417 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 two new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 11.

Lincoln County has had 357 cases, 153 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations remained at 13.

Waldo County reported two new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Jan. 11.

One additional death was reported in Waldo County.

Waldo County has had 403 cases, 210 completed isolations, and 18 deaths. Twenty residents have been hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 313 new cases reported Jan. 11. Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 29,611. There were an additional 17 completed isolations, increasing that number to 11,752.

There were six additional deaths reported statewide Jan. 11, increasing the death toll to 438 since the pandemic reached Maine in mid-March. There were two deaths each in York and Aroostook counties, one in Waldo County, and one in Kennebec County. The latest people to die ranged in age from the 40s to older than 80s.

There have been 286 deaths statewide since Nov. 9.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,171, an increase of 13 in the past day.

There are currently 195 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 58 people in intensive care units and 25 people on ventilators.

Of the cases statewide as of Jan. 8, 3,041 were healthcare workers.

Of the 438 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 250 were 80 years old or older, 121 were in their 70s, 43 were in their 60s, 16 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 111 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 82 deaths, 47 in Androscoggin, 35 in Kennebec, 28 in Oxford County, 27 in Penobscot, 24 in Aroostook, 23 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: Cynthia Wallace | Jan 11, 2021 11:58

FIRST, if you have lost a loved one to COVID I extend my sympathies. I also make this comment with humility and understanding. I realize the supply of our vaccine is a very real concern. I also do not disagree with our healthcare workers, EMT, and “first responders” and long term care residents need this vaccine ASAP. But, seeing people in other states getting their vaccinations ahead of my husband and I both 72 years of age is frustrating! We both have health conditions and are washing our hands, wearing our masks, and staying home! Would someone please ask when our turn will come??? Could the Maine CDC please publish the current order of vaccines and maybe update publicly more often? If they have done this I apologize completely. I also ask this with humility and just want information. I do not mean to be critical of the ME CDC either. They are working long hours and doing the best they can with what they are given!  My sympathies again to everyone who has lost a loved one to COVID too!



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