There were 17 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Since the pandemic began, 2,188 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 53 have been admitted to hospitals, and 13 have died. There were no additional hospitalizations or deaths of Knox County residents over the weekend.

Statewide, an additional 938 cases were reported since Saturday. There were eight additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 9, increasing the number to 1,215.

There were 11 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past weekend, increasing that number to 2,893 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

There spike in hospitalizations continues. Currently, 215 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 76 in critical care units and 33 on respirators.

The CDC reported Nov. 8, 30,628 Knox County residents — 80 percent of the eligible population — are fully vaccinated. This is up seven from the previous Saturday. The percentage of eligible population being vaccinated is down due to the number of people eligible for the vaccine (ages 5 to 11) increasing.

Statewide, 74 percent of eligible people have been fully vaccinated.

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