Knox County saw eight additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, April 7.

There have been no additional Knox County residents admitted to a hospital in the past 29 days due to the virus. Knox County has a greater rate of vaccination that the state on average (nearly 85 percent compared to 79 percent).

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 5,952 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 80 have been admitted to hospitals, and 33 have died.

Statewide, an additional 233 cases were reported in the past day. There were 11 additional deaths reported statewide April 7, increasing that number to 2,219.

There were 11 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 4,593 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 99 Mainers currently in the hospital, down from a record high of 436 in early January. Of the 99 hospitalized, 27 are in critical care units and five on ventilators. Seventy-six critical care beds are available in Maine.