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

By Stephen Betts | Feb 17, 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. 17.

Three additional deaths were reported statewide.

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 616 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports 7,362 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 5,553 with the first doses and 1,809 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported seven additional cases and one additional completed isolation.

Lincoln County has had 551 cases, 163 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations remained at 15.

The CDC reported 7,023 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 5,516 first doses and 1,507 second doses.

Waldo County saw no change in its numbers for the second consecutive day.

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

The CDC reported 6,432 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 4,911 first doses and 1,521 second doses.

Statewide, there were 104 new cases reported Feb. 17.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 42,872.

There were 30 additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,693 since the pandemic began in Maine.

Three additional deaths were reported statewide with the death toll reaching 654 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. All three deaths were residents of Cumberland County 80 or older.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,490, an increase of three from a day earlier.

There are currently 91 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 24 people in intensive care units and nine people on ventilators. This is a continued decline in the number of people in the hospital and the lowest in three months.

Of the 654 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 365 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 175 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, 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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