Knox County saw 12 additional COVID-19 cases during the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, April 21.

There has been one death and one hospitalization in Knox County during the past 43 days due to the virus. Knox County has a greater rate of vaccination that the state on average (83 percent compared to 78 percent).

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,066 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 81 have been admitted to hospitals, and 34 have died.

Statewide an additional 439 cases were reported during the past day. There was one additional death reported statewide April 21, increasing that number to 2,278.

There were seven additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 in the past day, with the number at 4,661 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 100 Mainers currently in the hospital. This is about the same number as the past several weeks. The 100 is down from a record high of 436 in early January. Of the 100 hospitalized, 15 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Eighty-one care beds are available in Maine.