There were seven additional cases of COVID-19 in Knox County over the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Since the pandemic began, 1,336 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 more than two weeks despite an increase in cases.

Statewide, an additional 433 cases were reported over the past day. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Sept. 1, increasing the number to 934. There was one death each in Aroostook and Franklin counties.

Nine additional people statewide were hospitalized over the past day with COVID-19, increasing that number to 2,305 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, 142 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 66 in critical care units and 23 are on respirators.

The CDC reports an additional 36 Knox County residents have been fully vaccinated over the past day, reaching 27,348 which is slightly more than 77% of the eligible population.