There were 22 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County in the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Oct. 29.

Knox County has seen 140 new cases since last Friday.

Since the pandemic began, 2,044 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 630 cases were reported in the past day. There were three additional deaths reported statewide Oct. 29, increasing the number to 1,163.

There were 11 additional people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, increasing that number to 2,784 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Currently, 198 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 78 are in critical care units and 38 on respirators.

The CDC reported Oct. 28 that 29,884 Knox County residents — 85% of the eligible population — are fully vaccinated. This is an increase of 411 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.