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Midcoast sees no additional COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Tuesday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 16, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There was no change in the number of COVID-19 cases reported during the past day in the three Midcoast counties, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Feb. 16.

Two additional deaths were reported statewide.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, 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 7,297 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 5,498 with the first doses and 1,799 with the second doses.

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

The CDC reported 6,945 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 5,841 first doses and 1,464 second doses.

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

The CDC reported 6,368 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 4,859 first doses and 1,511 second doses.

Statewide, there were 91 new cases reported Feb. 16, one of the lowest single-day numbers in months.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 42,768.

There were five additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,661 since the pandemic began in Maine.

Two additional deaths were reported statewide with the death toll reaching 651 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,487, an increase of three from a day earlier.

There are currently 94 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 25 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 651 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 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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