There were 26 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, Nov. 5.

Since the pandemic began, 2,154 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 53 have been admitted to hospitals, and 13 have died.

Statewide, an additional 601 cases were reported in the past day. There were seven additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 5, increasing the number to 1,204.

There were 19 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, increasing that number to 2,872 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

There has been another spike in hospitalizations. Currently, 220 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 74 in critical care units and 37 on respirators.

The CDC reported Nov. 4, 30,617 Knox County residents — 87 percent of the eligible population — are fully vaccinated. This number was adjusted down by 66 from the previous day.

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.