There were five additional COVID-19 cases in Knox County in the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, Nov. 25.

Since the pandemic began, 2,356 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 57 have been admitted to hospitals, and 15 have died.

Statewide, an additional 548 cases were reported in the past day. There were no additional deaths reported statewide Nov. 25, keeping the number at 1,303.

There were five additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 in the past day, increasing that number to 3,097 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Hospitalizations of Maine residents reached another record high, as the CDC reports 314 Mainers are hospitalized with the virus, 103 in critical care units and 40 on respirators. Seventy percent of hospitalized patients are people who have not been vaccinated.

Seventy-six percent of the eligible population in Knox County are fully vaccinated. Statewide, 71 percent of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated.

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

The next CDC update on the number of new cases won’t be until Tuesday, Nov. 30 because of the holiday and weekend.