There were 10 additional cases of COVID-19 in Knox County over the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, Sept. 2.

Since the pandemic began, 1,346 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, however, an additional 624 cases were reported over the past day. There were three additional deaths reported statewide Sept. 2, increasing the number to 937. There was one death each in Cumberland, Penobscot, and Somerset counties.

Ten additional people statewide were hospitalized over the past day with COVID-19, increasing that number to 2,315 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, 150 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 66 in critical care units and 26 are on respirators. Those numbers continue to increase.

The CDC reports an additional 29 Knox County residents have been fully vaccinated over the past day, reaching 27,377 which is slightly more than 77% of the eligible population.

Health officials continue to urge people wear masks in indoor public places and to get vaccinated.