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

By Stephen Betts | Feb 15, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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

No additional deaths were reported statewide.

Knox County reported two additional cases with one additional person completing isolation, the CDC reported Feb. 15.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 614 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports that 7,267 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County -- 5,475 with the first doses and 1,792 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported six additional cases and no additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Feb. 15.

Lincoln County has had 538 cases, 162 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations remained at 15.

The CDC reported that 6,783 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County -- 5,356 first doses and 1,427 second doses.

Waldo County reported one new case and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Feb. 15.

Waldo County has had 567 cases, 214 completed isolations and 18 deaths. Twenty-three residents have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported that 6,328 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County -- 4,843 first doses and 1,485 second doses.

Statewide, there were 148 new cases reported Feb. 15.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 42,677.

There were 11 additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,656 since the pandemic began in Maine.

The statewide death toll remained at 649 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,484, no change from a day earlier.

There are currently 101 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 28 people in intensive care units and 10 people on ventilators. This is a continued decline in the number of people in the hospital and the lowest in three months.

Of the 649 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 362 were 80 years old or older, 170 were in their 70s, 58 were in their 60s, 27 in their 50s, eight people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 172 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 109 deaths, 76 in Penobscot, 54 in Androscoggin, 48 in Kennebec, 43 in Aroostook, 41 in Oxford County, 30 in Hancock County, 26 in Somerset, 18 in Waldo County, 12 in Washington County, 10 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

As of Feb. 9, 3,964 of the people diagnosed with the virus have been healthcare workers.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Kevin P Robertson | Feb 15, 2021 18:10

Curious to know how many active cases in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties.

Posted by: Jane Conrad | Feb 15, 2021 10:24

Almost ten percent of all cases of COVID in Maine have been in healthcare workers.  (3,964 of 42,677 per above article)  I am so grateful to them for their selfless work throughout this pandemic, and glad that they are now vaccinated and not risking their own lives to take care of the rest of us.   Let's do our best to be vigilant and prevent the spread until the rest of us can be vaccinated.

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