There were 37 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Since the pandemic began, 1,776 Knox County residents were diagnosed with the virus, 45 were admitted to hospitals and 12 died.
Statewide, an additional 943 cases were reported since Saturday. There were seven additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 13, increasing the number to 1,083. There were two deaths each in Penobscot and Somerset counties and one each in Cumberland, York, and Kennebec counties.
An additional 24 people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past weekend, increasing that number to 2,614 since the pandemic began in March 2020. The CDC said last month that 65% of the people hospitalized are not fully vaccinated and 90% in critical care and on ventilators are not fully vaccinated.
Currently, 169 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 57 are in critical care units and 32 on respirators. This is another uptick in hospitalizations across the state.
The CDC reported Oct. 12 that 28,384 Knox County residents — 80% of the eligible population — are vaccinated. This is an increase of 135 people since Saturday.
Somerset County is at 61% vaccinated while Cumberland County is at 87%.
Health officials continue to urge people wear masks in indoor public places and to get vaccinated.