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Slowdown in new cases continues

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

By Stephen Betts | Feb 18, 2021
Photo by: Maine CDC

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. 18.

One additional death was reported statewide.

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 618 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports 7,683 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 5,772 with the first doses and 1,911 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported three additional cases and no additional completed isolation on Feb. 18

Lincoln County has had 551 cases, 163 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations increased by one, reaching 16.

The CDC reported 7,464 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 5,785 first doses and 1,679 second doses.

Waldo County reported one additional case on Feb. 18.

Waldo County has had 568 cases, 214 completed isolations and 18 deaths. Twenty-three residents have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported 7,166 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 5,325 first doses and 1,841 second doses.

Statewide, there were 218 new cases reported Feb. 18.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 43,090.

There were 35 additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,728 since the pandemic began in Maine.

One additional death was reported statewide with the death toll reaching 655 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020. The death was a resident of Cumberland County who was in his 40s.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,495, an increase of five from a day earlier.

There are currently 91 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 25 people in intensive care units and nine people on ventilators..

Of the 655 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, nine people in their 40s and one in their 30s and one in his 20s.

Cumberland County has seen the worst of the outbreak, with 176 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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