Knox County saw 27 additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, May 10.

The U.S. CDC has recommended that people who live in regions such as Knox County with high case rates should wear masks while at indoor public places. Regional School Unit 40 resumed a mask requirement on Monday.

Since the pandemic began in Maine in March 2020, 6,360 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 84 have been admitted to hospitals, and 37 have died.

Statewide an additional 1,216 cases were reported since Saturday. There were two additional deaths reported statewide May 10, increasing that number to 2,327.

There were 13 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 since Saturday, with the number at 4,812 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 209 Mainers currently in the hospital. This is a jump of more than 100 in the past four weeks and the highest level since February. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 209 hospitalized, 29 are in critical care units and four on ventilators. Seventy-three critical care beds are available in Maine.