There were 13 additional cases of COVID-19 in Knox County over the past weekend, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Since the pandemic began, 1,329 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 37 were admitted to hospitals and seven died. Knox County has not seen any additional hospitalizations in the past two weeks despite an increase in cases.

Statewide, an additional 475 cases were reported over the weekend. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Aug. 31, increasing the number to 932. There was one death each in Cumberland and Kennebec counties.

Six additional people statewide were hospitalized over the weekend with COVID-19, increasing that number to 2,296 since the pandemic began in Maine in mid-March 2020. The overwhelming percentage of new hospitalizations from the virus are people who have not been vaccinated. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Monday that all the patients in intensive care at Maine Medical Center in Portland are unvaccinated.

Currently, 93 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 44 in critical care units and 19 are on respirators.

The CDC reports an additional 72 Knox County residents have been fully vaccinated over the past weekend, reaching 27,312 which is slightly more than 77% of the eligible population.