There were 33 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Since the pandemic began, 1,954 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 50 have been admitted to hospitals, and 13 have died. In the past week, Knox County has seen an additional 90 cases and two additional hospitalizations.

Statewide, an additional 882 cases were reported since Saturday. There were 25 additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 26, increasing the number to 1,147. Often when there is a steep jump in deaths, many are from more than just the latest reporting period. The deaths reported Oct. 26 included two Waldo County residents.

There were 26 additional people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past weekend, increasing that number to 2,747 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Hospitalizations have spiked again in Maine. Currently, 223 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 81 are in critical care units and 30 on respirators.

The CDC reported Oct. 25 that 29,118 Knox County residents — 82% of the eligible population — are vaccinated. This is an increase of 214 people over the past weekend.

Somerset County is at 63 percent vaccinated while Cumberland County is at 88 percent.

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