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

By Stephen Betts | Feb 26, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

There were seven 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. 26.

There were no additional deaths were reported statewide by the CDC on Friday.

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 635 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of people who have been hospitalized in Knox County at some point since the pandemic began in mid-March remained at 27 on Friday.

The CDC also reports 10,108 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 7,054 with the first doses and 3.054 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported one additional case on Feb. 26.

Lincoln County has had 577 cases, 164 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at  15.

The CDC reported 9,871 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 6,867 first doses and 3,004 second doses.

Waldo County reported one additional case on Feb. 26.

Waldo County has had 581 cases, 214 completed isolations and 19 deaths. Twenty-five residents have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 9,014 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 6,380 first doses and 2,634 second doses.

Statewide, there were 178 new cases reported Feb. 26.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 44,295.

There were eight additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,794 since the pandemic began in Maine.

The death toll remained at 701 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,519.

There are currently 67 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 22 people in intensive care units and eight people on ventilators.

Of the 701 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 389 were 80 years old or older, 186 were in their 70s, 62 were in their 60s, 28 in their 50s, 10 people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s. The age ranges of the most recent deaths have not yet been released.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 177 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 113 deaths, 82 in Penobscot, 55  in Androscoggin, 49 in Kennebec, 46 in Oxford County, 43 in Aroostook, 32 in Hancock County, 27 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 10 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, three in Sagadahoc, two in Lincoln, and one in Piscataquis.

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