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Slowdown in COVID-19 cases continues, CDC reports Monday

By Stephen Betts | Feb 22, 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. 22.

And for the second consecutive day, there were no additional deaths reported statewide.

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

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, Knox County has had 624 cases, 211 have completed isolation and five deaths. The number of hospitalizations in Knox County remained at 26.

The CDC also reports 8,905 vaccinations were administered in Knox County — 6,347 with the first doses and 2,558 with the second doses.

Lincoln County reported two additional cases and no additional completed isolation on Feb. 22.

Lincoln County has had 568 cases, 163 completed isolations and one death. The number of hospitalizations increased by one, reaching 16.

The CDC reported 8,363 vaccinations were administered in Lincoln County — 6,305 first doses and 2,058 second doses.

Waldo County reported two additional cases on Feb. 22.

Waldo County has had 576 cases, 214 completed isolations and 19 deaths. Twenty-four residents have been hospitalized.

The CDC reported 8,076 vaccinations were administered in Waldo County — 5,743 first doses and 2,333 second doses.

Statewide, there were 97 new cases reported Feb. 22.

Total cases since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March is 43,594.

There were five additional people completing isolation, with that number reaching 12,766 since the pandemic began in Maine.

No additional deaths were reported statewide with the death toll remaining at 658 since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized since the outbreak began has been 1,508, an increase of two from a day earlier.

There are currently 75 people in Maine in the hospital due to COVID-19. That includes 24 people in intensive care units and six people on ventilators.

Of the 658 Maine people with COVID-19 who died, 366 were 80 years old or older, 172 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, 42 in Oxford County, 31 in Hancock County, 26 in Somerset, 19 in Waldo County, 14 in Washington County, 10 in Franklin County, five in Knox County, two in Lincoln, one in Piscataquis and one in Sagadahoc.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Feb 22, 2021 08:54

Grateful to Governor Mills, her staff and the thoughtful citizens of the state of Maine!

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