There was one additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County over the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Oct. 1.

And an additional Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital because of the virus during the past day, the CDC reported Oct. 1

Since the pandemic began, 1,655 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 43 were admitted to hospitals and 10 have died. Four of the admissions have been in the past week.

Statewide, an additional 738 cases were reported over the past day. There were two additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 1, increasing the number to 1,024. One death was in Waldo County and one in Penobscot. There have been 30 Waldo County residents who have died from the virus during the pandemic.

An additional 16 people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, increasing that number to 2,503 since the pandemic began in March 2020. The CDC said last week that 65 percent of the people hospitalized are not fully vaccinated and 90 percent in critical care and on ventilators are not fully vaccinated.

Currently, 226 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 71 are in critical care units and 28 are on respirators. These are close to the highest numbers since the pandemic began.

The CDC also reports that 27,983 Knox County residents have been fully vaccinated, which amounts to 79 percent of the eligible population. This is an increase of 36 in the past day.

In Maine, the percentage of vaccinations ranges from a low of 60 percent in Somerset County to a high of 85 percent in Cumberland County.

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