Knox County saw 21 additional COVID-19 cases in the past day, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday, May 11.

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, 6,381 Knox County residents have been diagnosed with the virus, 84 have been admitted to hospitals, and 37 have died.

Statewide an additional 748 cases were reported during the past day. There were three additional deaths reported statewide May 11, increasing that number to 2,330.

There were 17 additional people statewide admitted to hospitals in Maine with COVID-19 during the past day, with the number at 4,829 since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The CDC reports 207 Mainers currently in the hospital, more than a hundred increase in the past month. The peak was 436 in early January. Of the 207 hospitalized, 29 are in critical care units and two on ventilators. Sixty-five critical care beds are available in Maine.