There were 38 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County in the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, Oct. 28.

The county has seen more than 100 new cases in the past week.

Since the pandemic began, 2,022 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 50 have been admitted to hospitals, and 13 have died. There have been no additional deaths or hospitalizations in the past week involving Knox County residents.

Statewide, an additional 572 cases were reported in the past day. There were six additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 28, increasing the number to 1,160

There were 14 additional people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, increasing that number to 2,773 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Hospitalizations have spiked again in Maine. Currently, 206 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 80 are in critical care units and 33 on respirators.

The CDC reported Oct. 27 that 29,473 Knox County residents — 83% of the eligible population — are fully vaccinated. This is an increase of 192 people over the past day.

Statewide, 78 percent of people have been fully vaccinated.

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