There were 38 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Knox County has seen 147 new cases in one week — since Oct. 26. There have been two additional hospitalizations of Knox County residents in the past week.

Since the pandemic began, 2,101 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 52 have been admitted to hospitals, and 13 have died.

Statewide, an additional 862 cases were reported since Saturday. There were 11 additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 2, increasing the number to 1,179.

There were 24 additional people statewide were admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past weekend, increasing that number to 2,815 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

There has been another spike in hospitalizations. Currently, 212 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 76 are in critical care units and 41 on respirators.

The CDC reported Nov. 1, 30,550 Knox County residents — 86 percent of the eligible population — are fully vaccinated. This is an increase of 469 people over the past weekend.

Statewide, 80 percent of people have been fully vaccinated.

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