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

By Stephen Betts | Feb 11, 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 Thursday.

No additional deaths were reported statewide.

Knox County reported two additional cases with no additional people completing isolation, the CDC reported Feb. 11.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, Knox County has had 599 cases, 210 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports that 6,187 vaccinations have been administered in Knox County -- 4,707 with the first doses and 1,480 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported two new cases and no additional completed isolation, the CDC reported Feb. 11.

Lincoln County has had 528 cases, 162 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations remained at 15.

The CDC reported that 5,995 vaccinations have been administered in Lincoln County -- 4,685 first doses and 1,270 second doses.

Waldo County reported five new cases and no additional completed isolations, the CDC reported Feb. 11.

Waldo County has had 559 cases, 214 completed isolations and 18 deaths. Twenty-three residents have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported that 5,229 vaccinations have been administered in Waldo County -- 4,101 first doses and 1,128 second doses.

Statewide, there were 175 new cases reported Feb. 11.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 42,058.

There were six additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,588 since the pandemic began in Maine.

The statewide death toll remained at 641 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,464, an increase of six in the past day.

There are currently 112 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 23 people in intensive care units and 13 people on ventilators. This is a continued decline in the number of people in the hospital.

Of the 641 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 357 were 80 years old or older, 169 were in their 70s, 58 were in their 60s, 26 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 169 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 109 deaths, 73 in Penobscot, 54 in Androscoggin, 47 in Kennebec, 43 in Aroostook, 41 in Oxford County, 30 in Hancock County, 26 in Somerset, 18 in Waldo County, 12 in Washington County, eight 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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