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Midcoast sees six more COVID-19 cases, CDC reports Saturday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 27, 2021

There were six 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. 27.

There was one additional death reported statewide by the CDC on Saturday.

Knox County reported three additional cases, according to the CDC on Saturday.

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 638 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 10,760 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 7,338 with the first doses and 3.421 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported two additional cases on Feb. 27 and one additional completed isolation.

Lincoln County has had 579 cases, 165 completed isolations and two deaths. The number of hospitalizations since the pandemic began remained at  15.

The CDC reported 10,296 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 7,003 first doses and 3,293 second doses.

Waldo County reported one additional case on Feb. 27.

Waldo County has had 582 cases, 214 completed isolations and 19 deaths. Twenty-five residents have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.

The CDC reported 9,115 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 6,421 first doses and 2,694 second doses.

Statewide, there were 197 new cases reported Feb. 27.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 44,492.

There were four additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,798 since the pandemic began in Maine.

There was one additional death reported, increasing the toll to 702 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized at some point since the outbreak began is 1,525, an increase of four in the past day.

There are currently 68 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 23 people in intensive care units and nine people on ventilators.

Of the 702 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 180 of the deaths being residents from there. York County has had 117 deaths, 85 in Penobscot, 56  in Androscoggin, 51 in Kennebec, 51 in Oxford County, 43 in Aroostook, 34 in Hancock County, 27 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 12 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, three in Sagadahoc, two in Lincoln, and one in Piscataquis.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Dorinda Jacobs | Mar 01, 2021 13:09

Probably the same way people in this sparsely populated state contract the flu, a cold, or chicken pox etc. Not everyone is hold up in a cabin in the woods waiting for the virus to die.   SO, in the public sector such as school, stores, etc, germs get spread and people get sick.

Posted by: Barry Douglas Morse | Feb 28, 2021 11:07

I'm struggling to understand how anyone in a state as sparsely populated as Maine actually contracts this virus. Can you tell us?

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