There were 10 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County over the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Oct. 8.

And another Knox County resident was admitted to a hospital due to the virus.

Since the pandemic began, 1,717 Knox County residents were diagnosed with the virus, 45 were admitted to hospitals and 12 died.

Statewide, an additional 467 cases were reported over the past day. There were four additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 8, increasing the number to 1,070. There were deaths of Penobscot County residents and one from York County.

An additional 10 people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, increasing that number to 2,579 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, 152 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 46 are in critical care units and 23 on respirators. This represents a significant decrease in the past week.

The CDC reported Oct. 7 that 28,220 Knox County residents — nearly 80% of the eligible population — are vaccinated. This is an increase of 65 people in the past day.

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.