There were 31 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County during the past weekend, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Oct. 19.

No additional deaths or hospitalizations were reported in Knox County although an Owls Head resident died from the virus during the past week and that has not yet shown up on the CDC statistics.

Since the pandemic began, 1,864 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 48 have been admitted to hospitals, and 12 have died.

Statewide, an additional 883 cases were reported over the weekend. There were seven additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 19, increasing the number to 1,102.

An additional 20 people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past weekend, increasing that number to 2,675 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, 201 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 68 are in critical care units and 31 on respirators. This is another spike in hospitalizations.

The CDC reported Oct. 17 that 28,578 Knox County residents — 81% of the eligible population — are vaccinated. This is an increase of 65 people over the weekend.

Somerset County is at 62% vaccinated while Cumberland County is at 87%.

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