The death of another Knox County resident and another resident admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19 were reported over the weekend by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

There were 12 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County over the past weekend.

Since the pandemic began, 1,685 Knox County residents were diagnosed with the virus, 44 were admitted to hospitals and 11 died.

Statewide, an additional 897 cases were reported over the past weekend. There were 10 additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 5, increasing the number to 1,036. Five of the deaths were in Penobscot County and one each in Knox, Kennebec, Cumberland, Aroostook and Piscataquis counties.

An additional 15 people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past weekend, increasing that number to 2,536 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, 192 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 62 are in critical care units and 21 are on respirators.

The CDC reported Oct. 5 that 28,066 Knox County residents — slightly more than 79% of the eligible population — are vaccinated. That is an increase of 41 people over the past weekend.

Somerset County is at 61% vaccinated while Cumberland County is nearly 86%.

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