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Midcoast sees nine more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Friday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 19, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were nine  more COVID-19 cases reported during the past day in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Feb. 19.

One additional death was reported statewide.

Knox County reported two additional cases, according to the CDC on Friday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 620 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports 7,892 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 5,892 with the first doses and 1,993 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported five additional cases and no additional completed isolation on Feb. 19.

Lincoln County has had 559 cases, 163 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations increased by one, reaching 16.

The CDC reported 7,812 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 5,974 first doses and 1,838 second doses.

Waldo County reported two additional cases on Feb. 19.

Waldo County has had 570 cases, 214 completed isolations and 18 deaths. Twenty-three residents have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported 7,605 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 5,511 first doses and 2,094 second doses.

Statewide, there were 134 new cases reported Feb. 19.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 43,224.

There were 27 additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,755 since the pandemic began in Maine.

One additional death was reported statewide with the death toll reaching 656                 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The death was a resident of Washington County who was in their 70s.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,503, an increase of eight from a day earlier.

There are currently 87 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 29 people in intensive care units and seven people on ventilators..

Of the 656 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 365 were 80 years old or older, 171 were in their 70s, 58 were in their 60s, 27 in their 50s, nine people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 176 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 110 deaths, 76 in Penobscot, 54 in Androscoggin, 49 in Kennebec, 43 in Aroostook, 41 in Oxford County, 31 in Hancock County, 26 in Somerset, 18 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 10 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

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